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Truck driver killed in construction zone accident on I-75

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A truck driver is dead after an accident in a construction zone on Interstate 75 in Michigan on Thursday morning. 

The accident happened on June 13th in Monroe County on southbound  I-75 near South Otter Creek Road. 

According to WXYZ News, the commercial vehicle was heading south on I-75 through a construction zone when it veered into the right side barrier, veered back across all lanes of traffic, crossed the center median and struck three vehicles in the northbound lanes, causing one to catch fire. 

The 47-year-old truck driver from Belleville was pronounced dead at the scene, and four other people were injured in the wreck. Each of the four injuries were considered minor, and none of the injured parties accepted transportation to a hospital. No construction workers were present in the construction zone at the time of the accident, reported ClickOnDetriot.

North and south I-75 at South Otter Creek were temporarily shut down as officials investigated the crash, but both sides have been partially reopened. 

Michigan State Police are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Trooper Thoma at (734)242-3500.

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