I-75 Closed at 8 Mile as Police Attempt to Save a Life

I-75 Closed at 8 Mile as Police Attempt to Save a Life

(Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2018)

Hazel Park, Detroit, MI – As of 10:30am Michigan State Police have I-75 closed in both directions at 8 Mile Road as they attempt to save a reportedly suicidal individual.  The area has been closed for about two hours.  Michigan State Police stated on Twitter “I 75 is closed in both directions at Eight Mile for a person attempting to harm themselves. If you need help or know someone who does please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. They can help you with better solutions. Please avoid both 75 and Eight Mile.”

The expressway has been cleared except for semi trucks that have pulled up to the area where the potential person might jump, as well as police and fire vehicles.  Traffic on Woodward Ave,  9 Mile, John R and the Service Drive in the immediate area had minimal delays, but readers report back ups on I-696 and I-75.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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UPDATE:  At about 11:30 am Michigan State Police Tweeted “The situation on I 75 and 8 Mile is over without injury. Great job by the troopers, DPD officers and Hazel Park officers on scene to get this person the help they needed.”


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