A highway patrol officer is among those caught in a deadly traffic crash that took place this weekend in Michigan.
It happened at approximately 6:45 a.m.
Saturday in the intersection of I-75 and Interstate 75 near downtown Ann Arbor.
Police say the crash was the result of a traffic accident.
The driver of a truck, who is still on the scene, is being treated for life-threatening injuries.
“He was in a coma and was not breathing and had a severe head injury,” said Sgt. Scott Fenton with the Ann Arbor Police Department.
Fenton says the driver of the truck had a broken right front bumper, and had also suffered multiple front-end impacts, including a broken front bumper and a cracked right front passenger-side door.
Police believe the truck was traveling southbound on I-76 when it collided with another vehicle, causing a fatal crash on the interstate.
A man is dead, a woman is in critical condition and a 6-year-old girl was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
No one else was injured.
According to police, the crash occurred while the truck driver was trying to merge onto I-275, and was attempting to exit the highway.
That is when he lost control of the vehicle, which crashed into a pole on the northbound side of the interstate and into a concrete median.
A tractor-trailer was also damaged in the crash.
“The driver of that tractor trailer suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment,” said Fenton.
“Unfortunately, his injuries are not life- threatening, but he is a very serious and active life-support system patient,” he added.
The Ann Arbor police department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver.
The driver’s identity will be released as part of an investigation, but Fenton says it’s unclear at this point if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“At this point in time, we don’t have any information about the driver’s condition at this time,” said Capt. Kevin Riederer with the Michigan State Police.
The state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles is currently investigating the crash, and will conduct a formal accident investigation.