I-75 Tanker Explosion Collapses Nine Mile Rd Overpass In Metro Detroit

A tanker truck and several other semi trucks were involved in a large accident on northbound I-75 in Metro Detroit. The tanker impacted with such force that it exploded, collapsing the Nine Mile Rd overpass.

Details are sketchy at this point, but reports say that the tanker truck (not known at this time what exactly it was carrying) hit the top of the bridge causing the explosion. Several other semi trucks were traveling along side as well as a few passenger cars. At this time there are no reported deaths or injuries.


According to witnesses on the scene, the recently completed Nine Mile Rd overpass collapsed over the I-75 northbound lane directly after the explosion which occurred around 8:15 pm. [via WXYZ]

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