West Bloomfield woman killed, Detroit man injured in I-94 crash
A 45-year-old West Bloomfield woman is dead and a 45-year-old Detroit man injured Friday after a one-car rollover crash that closed westbound Interstate 94 for hours.
Michigan State Police Sgt. Mark Thompson released a statement Friday afternoon regarding the crash. Police were dispatched at 10:05 a.m. Friday to westbound I-94 near Ellsworth Road in Pittsfield Township after the crash was reported.
According to police, the woman was westbound on I-94 in the right lane when she braked suddenly and swerved right in order to avoid a rear-end collision. In the process, the woman lost control of her 1997 Jeep Cherokee and went off the roadway to the right shoulder.
The vehicle then flipped multiple times and came to rest in the middle of westbound I-94, according to police.
Huron Valley Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the driver and the passenger to University of Michigan Hospital.
The woman died from her injuries at the hospital, police said. The man continues to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are withholding the names of the woman and the man until their families have been notified of the crash.
The Pittsfield Township Fire Department and Pittsfield Township Police Department responded to the scene, as did the Washtenaw County Road Commission.
The crash resulted in westbound I-94 being closed for nearly two hours Friday, causing long backups. The freeway reopened about 12:30 p.m. Friday.