DETROIT (WJBK) - A construction worker was killed early Thursday morning when an alleged drunk driver plowed into a construction zone.
Michigan State Police say a woman driving a GMC Terrain was going north on I-75 when she ran off the road into the construction zone. She hit a large piece of construction equipment, and a pickup truck where two workers were hooking up a utility trailer.
Both of the male construction workers were hit. Police say one was killed, and the other has minor bumps and bruises.
The worker killed has been identified as 57-year-old David Snell of Bay City. He was an employee of C.A. Hull Contractors out of Walled Lake.
Police say they could small alcohol on the female driver, and that she failed a sobriety test. She's been arrested and taken to the Detroit Detention Facility.
"We talk about it all the time. We harp on it; we see it every commercial on TV practically about drinking and driving, and this is just another example of two lives that are going to be changed due to the fact that someone couldn't take an Uber, a taxi, get a piggy back ride, a designated driver; you name it," said Michigan State Police First Lt. Michael Shaw.
Prosecutors are receiving a report for formal charges.
Northbound I-75 was closed at Warren Avenue from about 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Thursday.