One killed, three injured in crash on I-96 in Brighton Township
One Detroit resident was killed and three were injured when a sport utility vehicle overturned this morning on I-96 at Spencer Road in Brighton Township, a Michigan State Police news release said.
A 1995 Toyota 4Runner was exiting from westbound I-96 to Spencer Road at 7:30 a.m. when it overturned, ejecting three adults, police said. Brighton area firefighters had to use an extrication tool to cut the car to free the other adult.
Two people were airlifted to the University of Michigan Hospital and another was taken there by ambulance, the release said. One of them died at the hospital. That person had been ejected, police said. Police did not have the conditions of the two people who remain hospitalized.
The driver, who was ejected, suffered minor injuries, but declined medical attention.
According to a preliminary investigation, speed appears to be a factor in the accident, police said. It's unclear whether anyone was wearing seat belts, police said.
The names of the four people who were in the car have not been released and no other information about them was available this morning.