Multi-vehicle crash on I-696 leaves Warren man hospitalized after speeding into Dodge Challenger

Crash closes I-696.

State police responded to a chaotic scene on a Metro Detroit freeway Tuesday night when a serious crash closed I-696.

It took three hours to reopen the highway after a speeding driver rear-ended one car before losing control and hitting another.

A vehicle also involved in the crash fled the scene while the initial driver sustained serious injuries.

The incident happened at 6:20 p.m. according to Michigan State Police who responded to the crash on the eastbound lanes of I-696. A preliminary update revealed a 32-year-old man from Warren was traveling eastbound when he rear-ended a Dodge Challenger in the right lane.

The Honda then spun left before crashing into a Ford F-150. 

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It was then rear-ended by another truck in the left lane. Michigan State Police say the driver was taken to the hospital for serious injuries.

The F-150 that was struck then rear-ended another vehicle, which fled the scene.