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Motorist killed on I-94 in St. Clair Shores

By: Kristyne E. Demske | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published January 17, 2019

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ST. CLAIR SHORES — A 55-year-old man was killed on eastbound Interstate 94 the evening of Jan. 16 after losing control of his Buick Regal near Nine Mile Road in St. Clair Shores.

According to Michigan State Police, troopers responded to the rollover crash around 6:45 p.m.

The preliminary investigation showed that the sole occupant of the vehicle had been driving erratically on the freeway for a few miles before suddenly leaving the roadway on the right side of the embankment near Stephens Road and striking the concrete pillar underneath. The vehicle rolled over and caught fire.

Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw tweeted that the “vehicle instantly caught fire and the 55-year-old male driver was killed.”

According to St. Clair Shores Police Chief Todd Woodcox, three officers who responded to the scene from the St. Clair Shores Police Department had to be treated for smoke inhalation. They were released after treatment.

An autopsy was scheduled after press time to further identify the driver and determine if a medical event preceded the crash. Michigan State Police troopers were continuing the investigation last week. Shaw said that the man’s identity had not yet been released, pending further identification and notification of relatives.

There were no other vehicles involved in the accident, and there were no or injuries. The freeway was shut down during the course of the investigation, but later opened.

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