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.
06/23 at 10:15
W I 696/Drake
Metro North troopers are on scene of a critical injury crash. WB I-696 at I-275 the freeway is closed. We will update as the investigation continues. 1/ pic.twitter.com/f2ZcWPKtNo
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 23, 2022
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