DETROIT (WJBK) - Southbound I-75 is currently closed at Mack Avenue for a fatal accident that appears to have been caused by a wrong-way driver.
The accident happened just after 4 a.m. Friday. Michigan State Police say a person was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-75 with no lights when she collided with another car.
Police say the woman was killed, and that no one else was in the car with her. The driver in the other car, a Chrysler Pacifica, was trapped and had to be cut out of the car.
"She's very lucky. Usually when we have a crash that involves a wrong-way driver it's usually fatal for everybody that's involved. For her, luck or manufacturer of the vehicle, not sure exactly what it was, she just has some non-life threatening injuries and some bumps and bruises," says MSP Lt. Michael Shaw.
Police are investigating to determine why the driver was going the wrong way. MSP says dispatch didn't receive any calls of a wrong-way driver prior to the crash.
The section of I-75 was reopened just before 9 a.m.
Police have not yet given the names of those involved in the crash.
MSP says if you see a wrong-way driver, do not panic. Pull out of their way, then call police and tell dispatch exactly where the wrong-way driver is headed.