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Posted on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 : 9:51 p.m.

Northbound US-23 closed at North Territorial following crash

By Kyle Feldscher

Police have closed northbound US-23 north of the westbound M-14 interchange after a crash near North Territorial Road Monday night.

Both the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and Northfield Township Police Department sent out alerts at 9:12 p.m. Monday announcing the closure. No information about the crash was included in the alerts.

Firefighters from the Northfield Township Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of the crash at 8:47 p.m., according to officials.

The Michigan State Police are handling the investigation. A call to the department's Brighton post was not answered at about 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Traffic was being rerouted, according to the alert. Drivers were asked to avoid the area for several hours.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 11:16 a.m.

I heard this on a police scanner, they said a woman had been hit and killed! I don't know what she was doing out on the freeway, but it didn't sound like she was in a vehicle at the time she was hit. It took them a little while to even find her since it was so dark, and when they did, that's when they made the call to close down the freeway to do their investigation. Thoughts are with the family of the victim, and with the driver who hit her. I can't say anything to the state of the driver since I didn't hear anything about him (about him being sober/distracted, etc.)...this is possibly all just a very tragic accident.


Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 10:36 a.m.

Can I presume it has reopened?