Semi overturns on I-696 in Madison Heights

Published On: Feb 25 2013 07:55:26 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 25 2013 11:57:07 AM EST
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MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -

A semi overturned in the eastbound lanes of I-696 Monday morning, blocking several lanes.

overturned semi I696 scene3 The accident happened at about 6 a.m. just east of I-75.

Witnesses reported that a Ford Mustang was stopped on eastbound I-696 for unknown reasons, when it was struck in the rear by a semi-truck which was travelling eastbound on I-696. The semi-truck overturned blocking the right lane. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital with non-life threating injuries. Traffic lanes were closed on eastbound I-696 from 6:10 to 10:45 AM. The ramp to Couzens Ave. remains closed for fuel spill cleanup.

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State troopers are continuing to investigate the incident.  Investigation on scene revealed that seatbelts were utilized and that alcohol was not a factor in the crash 

The semi driver is OK but a woman in another vehicle that was involved was taken to the hospital. The extent of her injuries weren’t immediately known.

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