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One Killed, Two Seriously Injured in Large Truck Accident

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

One person was killed and two others were injured in an accident that involved a semi-truck and an SUV.

Details about the Fatal Semi-Truck Accident

CBS Local News in Detroit is reporting that police have reopened the ramps from interstate 75 and Interstate 96 that lead to Ambassador Bridge in Detroit after a fatal accident happened that involved a wrong-way driver.

According to Michigan State Police, the accident happened just before 4 a.m. on Friday on the ram of southbound Interstate 75 to Vernor Highway on the Ambassador Bridge Exit in Detroit.

Police further stated that an SUV was driving the wrong way on the Interstate 75 exit ramp while trying to re-enter the expressway, when the vehicle slammed head-on into a semi-truck. The passenger in the front seat of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the vehicle and a passenger in the back seat were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the accident.

According to police, alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation at this time.

Important Information about Accidents Involving Large Trucks

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in accidents with large trucks every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 3,964 people who were killed in accidents involving large trucks.
  • 71 percent of people killed in large truck collisions were the occupants of other vehicles at the time of the accident.
  • About 95,000 people were non-fatally injured in accidents involving large trucks in 2013.


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