UPDATED: East Bound I-696 Closed Due to Accident

UPDATE:  Scene has been cleared

DETROIT, MI – East bound I-696 was closed at Lasher due to a motorcycle vs. pickup truck Hit & Runaccident.  A man on a motorcycle slammed into a Chevrolet Silverado while fleeing from police.

The accident happened at I-696 East at M-10 Lodge Fwy/Telegraph/Exit 8

The person on the motorcycle did die from his injuries.  The accident happened about 7:30pm Sunday, September 28th, 2014.  27-year-old Bass am Issa of Sterling Heights was rushed to the hospital where he died.

Michigan State Police did try to stop the motorcyclist for traffic violations when Issa tried to flee he went shoulder to shoulder on the freeway before he crashed.

Police say Issa was not wearing a helmet.  The accident blocked all lanes east bound on I-696.

Anyone with information should call Michigan State Police at (248) 584-5740.


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