MONROE COUNTY, MICH. – Monty County police had to close I-75 due to the crash. But according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office it was reopened. The closure followed a multi-vehicle crash near mile marker 24 in Monroe County.
Reporters were at the scene to get more details and they reported that a tanker truck overturned after colliding with a charter bus. There was yet no mention of any person injured. No word yet on injuries.
Michigan State Police stat due to a multi-vehicle crash, they had to close 1-75in both directions to prevent a traffic jam.
The accident took place at mile marker 24, which is located between the Newport exit (exit 21) and South Huron Drive exit (exit 26). Northbound detour is I-275 and southbound detour is Telegraph.
Police and emergency crew were n the scene to conduct preliminary investigation.]
On the same day, a crash happened early in the morning at the Berlin Twp. Authorities reported that seven people were injured.
According to the police, a bus with 30 passengers was heading to the youth football tournament in Tennessee. For unknown reasons, it collided into a jackknifed semi hauling an empty tanker truck in southeast Michigan.
The Monroe County sheriff’s department surmised that the truck driver apparently veered sideways to avoid hitting a deer when he was along southbound Interstate 75 at about 4 a.m. that Friday in Berlin Township. As he swerved, he lost control and crashed into the bus.
Police department said that the bus was 1 of 4 traveling together and collided with the truck, which was blocking the left and center lanes.
Both drivers of the bus and semi truck including five bus passengers were delivered to the local hospitals sustaining minor injuries.
The Monroe Evening News reported that passengers to the buses were: Southfield Jayhawks’ players, cheerleaders and parents. The freeway was closed about two hours.
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