MELVINDALE, Mich. - Michigan State Police say six people, including at least one child, are in area hospitals after a serious crash that cause a closure of I-75 northbound near Outer Drive in Melvindale Sunday night.
Police say they were dispatched to the crash at approximately 7:20 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found a vehicle flipped on its roof with several people trapped inside. Detroit and Southgate Fire Departments cut multiple people from the vehicle.
Michigan State police say all six people were transported to either Detroit Receiving Hospital or Children's Hospital. It is unknown how many of the people in the car where children, as MSP did not provide ages for any of the victims. All six are listed in serious or critical conditions.
According to the investigation, police believe the woman who was driving the car was driving at a high speed when she lost control of the vehicle and hit the median wall and rolled over. They also say it appears alcohol was a factor in the crash.
"Please slow down and use a designated driver," Michigan State Police reminded people in a tweet Sunday, "This was another preventable crash."
Drivers on I-75 northbound were rerouted off the Outer Drive ramp.