Car crash kills a 25-year-old Sterling Heights resident

Published On: Dec 16 2012 02:48:28 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 16 2012 10:56:50 PM EST

A 25-year-old resident of Sterling Heights died Sunday following an early morning accident in Detroit.

At around 3 a.m. police were called to a rollover accident on the south bound side of I-75 near McNichols Road.

The accident closed I-75 closed from seven mile road to Nichols for about three hours.

Witnesses of the crash say the 25-year-old driver lost control and hit the median wall. His vehicle became disabled in the center lanes when it was hit by a Ford Explorer.

---The accident shut down I-75 for several hours Sunday morning

The driver of the Ford Explorer was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash; however, the crash is still under investigation. Investigators are trying to determine if seatbelts were being used by either driver.


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