Tractor trailer rollover accident on I-94 caused by driver distraction, police say
Michigan State Police Trooper Todd Etue said the driver of a tractor trailer that rolled over and caught fire at eastbound I-94 and M-14 earlier today reached down to grab some potato chips moments before the accident.
"He was reaching down to grab some potato chips," Etue said. "He was on the (M-14) ramp but he just reached down and hit the rail and rolled over."
He added, "The vehicle sort of exploded, but no one was hurt."
The ramp was never fully closed after the crash, but it caused traffic backups, dispatchers said. It has since cleared up.
No further details were immediately available.