A two car accident caused M-53 to be closed in both directions Friday afternoon.
A Ford Explorer driven by a 44-year-old Capac man was going southbound before crossing the center median and struck a white Chevrolet Malibu, killing its driver, a 37-year-old Memphis man.
The 37-year-old was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the Explorer was hospitalized with serious injuries.
M-53 reopened at 8 p.m. tonight although the investigation into the crash continues. It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident.
Witnesses are asked to contact Shelby Township police at (586) 731-2121, ext. 3.