Interstate 94 near 9 Mile Road in St. Clair Shores was shut down for the duration of Wednesday night due to a serious crash. It was a single-car accident that tragically resulted in the driver passing away.
The vehicle caught on fire suddenly according to the police officers at the scene. St. Clair Police Officers responded quickly to the crash location and attempted to rescue the driver from the automobile, but their efforts were unsuccessful. After the valiant efforts by the 3 officers, they required treatment by a local hospital for smoke inhalation. Michigan State Police are in charge of the investigation and they had all lanes of Interstate 94 back open around 11 p.m Wednesday night.
There is still no determination as to the cause of the accident, but Interstate 94 is well known as a dangerous highway due the high amount of traffic between the major metropolitan areas of Detroit and Chicago. Also, there was a Winter Storm Advisory for most of Mid-Michigan on Tuesday Morning although the roads were better than many meteorologists were expecting.