Westbound I-696 will be closed for hours after crash that killed 2 people

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A crash involving a semi-truck and multiple other vehicles shut down I-696 westbound on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
A crash involving a semi-truck and multiple other vehicles shut down I-696 westbound on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Westbound Interstate 696 is closed at Orchard Lake Road in Novi in a crash that left two people dead and two others injured, according to Michigan State Police.

The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. when a semi-truck jackknifed, the agency tweeted.

Michigan State Police tweeted that the freeway is shut indefinitely while an  accident reconstructionist works to figure out how the crash happened and clear the scene.

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The freeway is not expected to reopen for several hours, the agency said.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: I-696 crash in Novi leaves 2 dead, freeway to close for hours