At least one person was killed as a result of a horrific three-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 in Roseville that began with shots possibly fired at a nearby residence on Thanksgiving, according to police.
All lanes of eastbound I-94 were closed at 12 Mile Road as traffic was detoured, according to Michigan State Police. The eastbound portion of the freeway is expected to be closed for several hours while police conduct their investigation.
Roseville police said a domestic disturbance incident was reported around 4 p.m. Thursday at a condominium on Nardelli Lane in the area of Masonic Boulevard, east of I-94. That’s where shots were reported fired during a family dispute.
A person involved in the incident sped away from the scene and entered the freeway from the Little Mack exit lane into oncoming traffic, according to police.
“It was reported that this individual drove into oncoming traffic on the highway and caused a head-on collision,” Police Chief Ryan Monroe said in a media update.
Monroe said several people were seriously injured in the collisions.
No additional information about either crime scene was immediately available.
Neighbors said they heard several loud noises and looked outside to see the wreckage from the crash. Witnesses said motorists were stuck on the highway as they tried to go around the crashed vehicles.
A blue sedan, a white van and another car were involved.
Residents said the white van had many children in it. No one appeared to be injured.
“The van had what appeared to be between seven and nine children, ranging from an infant to 12 or 14 years old, and they all came out and sat on the lawn,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified. “A bunch of neighbors rushed out here with blankets to try and keep the kids warm.”
Residents said a young man, who appeared to be around 24 or 25, had an infant in his arms. The child was taken away by ambulance, but it was not known if it was as a precaution or because the infant suffered an injury. The van also contained a kennel with two dogs inside.
The State Police will assist the investigators with a wreck reconstructionist.
Check back to macombdaily.com for additional updates as they become available.
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