Major pileup closes stretch of I-75 in Det, at least four confirmed dead, 30 vehicles involved

DETROIT - Michigan State Police confirms there have been at least four fatalities following a massive pileup on I-75. WXYZ reports that three children were among those killed.

Southbound I-75 at Springwells in southwest Detroit is closed at this time. Northbound I-75 is also closed at Schaefer. Fifteen to 20 people have been transported to nearby hospitals.

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MDOT is reporting that at least 30 vehicles were involved in the pileup.

Emergency crews and EMS units are on the scene.

Rob Morosi from MDOT tells 7 Action News the accident happened just after 9:00 a.m. over the Rouge River bridge. Semi trucks are involved and there are reports that at least one truck lost its load.

The freeway is expected to be closed for hours.


 
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