Semi truck crashes, bursts into flames on I-94 in Detroit - FOX 35 News Orlando

Semi truck crashes, bursts into flames on I-94 in Detroit

Posted: Updated:

By Maurielle Lue
Fox 2 News


DETROIT (WJBK) -- There was a fiery crash along I-94 Wednesday afternoon near Lonyo in Detroit.  The accident shut down the expressway for a time.  Police say the impact also sent concrete flying across the freeway.

From the sky, the horrific crash looked deadly.  A semi truck full of cleaning solution jackknifed on I-94 eastbound and then burst into flames.

"It was like a big old boom, and then like I got down because I thought it was a gunshot.  I didn't know what was going on," said Bayandre House.

"Sitting in the living room watching TV and all of a sudden I heard an explosion.  I looked out the window and you could see nothing but a big old cloud of smoke," said Beverly Wallace.

The semi is owned by Arrow Chemical Products.  Detroit EMS said the driver refused medical attention and may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Several other cars were damaged when the semi jumped the median.  A 19-year-old girl was taken to Henry Ford Hospital for back pain after the car she was inside was hit with cement debris.

"It was horrible.  Somebody could've got killed or hurt," House commented.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:49:30 GMT
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
  • Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:48:33 GMT
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:56 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices