Two die when vehicle drives wrong way on I-75

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published January 27, 2020


Police are investigating a crash on southbound Interstate 75, between 14 Mile and Maple roads, that happened just after 4:15 a.m. Jan. 26. Both drivers died from their injuries. 

Madison Heights police alerted Troy police that a vehicle was travelling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-75, north of 12 Mile Road. 

Troy police responded and discovered a serious crash involving the wrong-way, at-fault  driver of a 2011 Chevy Malibu and the driver of a 2019 Dodge Challenger, according to the police report. 

Police said the at-fault driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Challenger was transported to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, where he was pronounced dead, according to the police report. 

Southbound I-75 was closed for 5 1/2 hours. 

Police do not know if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. Autopsy results are pending. 

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Troy police at (248) 524-3477.

Call Staff Writer Terry Oparka at (586) 498-1054.