Man found badly beaten on side of I-96

- Part of a major freeway in metro Detroit was shut down for hours Thursday morning while police investigated a beating that took place on the side of the road.

The westbound express lanes of Interstate-96 near the Davison Freeway were shut down as police tried to figure out what happened.

A driver in the local lanes of I-96 called 911 after seeing a fight in the roadway. The assault happened after 2:30 a.m. Police responded and found a 17-year-old Detroit man badly beaten, bleeding and unresponsive in his two-door black Chevrolet. We're told the victim is in such bad shape that he isn't able to talk with investigators yet.

We're told the driver who called 911 backed up to try to help. Two suspects drove off, though, possibly in a silver car.

Police say the victim's car also has significant damage, but they do not believe all of that damage happened on the side of the interstate during the fight.

The express lanes reopened around 8 a.m., roughly six hours after police were first called to the scene.

Police say they have a very limited description of the suspects. If you think you saw something or know something about this, you're asked to give police a call right away.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates. 

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