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MSP: 75 Reopens After Deadly Crash

January 31, 2013



Emergency vehicles lined up on southbound I-75 near Springwells in Detroit. Photo by Pat Batcheller

Michigan State Police say three people were killed in a massive crash on I-75 southbound near Springwells in Detroit Thursday morning. Lt. Michael Shaw tells WDET's Pat Batcheller that about 30 vehicles were involved in the crash around 9:30 am. Drivers told investigators that there was a sudden burst of snow moments before the accident. I-75 was closed for about six hours, but traffic was moving in both directions by 4:00 pm Thursday.

Click on the audio link above to hear the interview with Lt. Shaw.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, and St. Clair Counties until 7:00 Thursday night. Lake effect snow bands are expected to reduce visibility to less than a quarter of a mile at times. Extreme caution is advised on the roads.

Stay with WDET for the latest updates on traffic and weather.