Stretch of Detroit-area freeway reopens after deadly crash - WNEM TV 5

Stretch of Detroit-area freeway reopens after deadly crash

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MELVINDALE, Mich. (AP) -

A stretch of Detroit-area freeway that closed last week after a tanker crash that killed its driver has reopened.

The Michigan Department of Transportation said Sunday evening it had completed repairs to the pavement on the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 near the border of Lincoln Park and Melvindale.

Brighton-based Corrigan Oil Co. said 53-year-old Roddy Winn of Detroit died Thursday night. He had worked for the company for 12 years.

Authorities said the truck containing about 8,000 gallons of gasoline was heading south on Interstate 75 when the driver lost control, hitting the median wall and coming to rest in the northbound lanes.

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