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Police say that car driver’s fiery wrong way crash with semi may have been ‘intentional’

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Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal head-on crash that shut down a major interstate on Sunday evening.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, on southbound I-69 in Tekonsha Township, Michigan.

Troopers say that 44 year old Shannon Lee Risner drove a sedan north in the southbound lanes of I-69 and caused a head-on collision with a southbound semi truck.

Both vehicles were engulfed in flames following the collision.

Risner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Illinois-based truck driver Anthony Washington was not injured in the crash.

Southbound I-69 was closed for hours for cleanup and investigation.

Troopers say that their early investigation suggests that Risner was “despondent” and that the crash may have been “intentional.”

I 69 fatal near Tekonsha

A car heading the wrong way hit a semi on I69 just south of the Tekonsha exit. One reported dead. MSP investigating.

Posted by The Daily Reporter on Sunday, August 30, 2020
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