Police describe what caused 6-vehicle crash that left 2 dead, 2 hurt on I-696 in Oakland County

23 June, 2022
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Police describe what caused 6-vehicle crash that left 2 dead, 2 hurt on I-696 in Oakland County

 Police revealed what happened during a six-vehicle chain reaction crash that left two people dead and two others injured Thursday on I-696 in Oakland County.

Officials said the crash happened around 10:15 a.m. Thursday (June 23) on westbound I-696 near Orchard Lake Road.

What caused fatal crash

A semi truck driven by a 57-year-old was heading west on I-696 toward I-96 and couldn’t stop for traffic, according to authorities. The semi rear-ended a Buick LaCrosse, police said.

The collision caused a chain reaction that led to three other vehicles being struck, according to officials.


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