I-96 EB at Livernois reopened after crash injuring Detroit police officers

- UPDATE: Eastbound I-96 has been reopened at Livernois after a crash which injured two Detroit police officers.

The officers were injured when a couch fell off a truck causing a crash closing I-96 eastbound at Livernois Wednesday night.

A pickup truck was carrying the couch when it fell, when a police vehicle with four officers inside, slowed down to block off traffic said DPD spokesperson Jennifer Moreno.

It was hit from behind by a driver in an SUV did not stop in time. Police say the driver of the pickup truck did not stop.

Four officers were in the car, but two were injured and conveyed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

All lanes have been affected in the crash, which happened at 7:48 p.m. according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

It is not known if any civilians were injured.

Stay with FOX 2 for more information as it becomes available.

 

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