7 photos: Tanker explodes in freeway crash at Detroit border

A tanker exploded on I-94 near Michigan Avenue on Wednesday. Photos by Steve Neavling/MCM
A tanker exploded on I-94 near Michigan Avenue on Wednesday. Photos by Steve Neavling/MCM

Somehow no one was seriously injured when a crash caused a tanker to explode on I-75 at the border of Detroit and Dearborn, potentially causing structural damage to the freeway.

Black plumes of smoke billowed from the crash scene, where a gray sedan also burned.

Firefighters said the motorists escaped the vehicles before the explosion.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is inspecting the road to determine whether it was structurally damaged.

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

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