Victims of deadly crash on I-94 in Chesterfield Township identified

Published On: Oct 14 2012 12:50:48 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2012 06:36:45 PM EDT

Police say 43-year-old Susan Kienscherf, of Troy, got out to help after an accident but was hit and killed by another car.


Chesterfield Township police have released the names of two people who were killed in car crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 94.

Police said 41-year-old James Wietecha of Columbus, Mich., hit a construction sign trailer at about 2 a.m. while in the eastbound lanes just south of 23 Mile Road. 

A fellow driver, 43-year-old Susan Kienscherf, of Troy, got out to help Wietecha, but was hit and killed by another car, police said.

A tractor-trailer that tried to avoid the crash ended up jack-knifing and crashing into the wreckage.

The eastbound lanes of I-94 were closed for eight hours, but have since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation. It wasn’t immediately clear is drugs or alcohol were involved.


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