36-year-old Westland woman killed after driver hits tow truck on Lodge Freeway in Detroit

DETROIT - A woman was killed early Monday morning after the vehicle she was riding in reportedly crashed into a tow truck on the Lodge Freeway near I-75.

Michigan State Police say that at a 36-year-old woman from Westland was killed in a car crash at about 2:45 a.m. on Monday, June 20. The woman was riding passenger in a Monte Carlo that was reportedly driven by a 40-year-old man from Detroit.

A tow truck was said to be assisting a broken down vehicle on the right shoulder of the Lodge Freeway (M-10). The tow truck was partially blocking the right lane of the freeway, but had emergency lights activated, police said.

The driver of the Monte Carlo reportedly struck the back left corner of the tow truck with his vehicle.

The woman passenger was killed in the crash.

The driver and the tow truck operator were not injured, police said.

The crash occurred on northbound M-10 between I-75 and the Forest Avenue exit.

The freeway was closed for several hours for an investigation, but has since reopened to traffic.

Chopper footage from the scene can be seen in the video above.

No other details have been shared at this time.

6/20 at 2:45 AM
LOCATION:
N/B Lodge & Grand River, City of Detroit
SYNOPSIS:
A tow truck was partially blocking the right lane, with emergency lights activated, assisting a broken down vehicle that was on the shoulder. 1/ pic.twitter.com/pnBYZmT51N

-- MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 20, 2022

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