DETROIT, MI – A 62-year-old woman from Detroit was killed when her vehicle slammed into the back of a Michigan Department of Transportation portable lighted arrow board trailer late Wednesday evening on Eastbound I-94 at Cadieux . The driver has been identified as 62-year-old Deborah Campbell.
At approximately 10:25PM, on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, troopers from the Metro South Post were dispatched to a two car fatal accident in the area of eastbound I-94 and Cadieux in the city of Detroit.
A preliminary investigation revealed that a VW Jetta was eastbound on I-94 when the female driver, identified as Deborah Campbell, could not stop in a sure clear distance and struck an MDOT portable lighted arrow board trailer that was attached to an MDOT truck that was blocking the left lane for a highway maintenance crew.
The driver of the Jetta, 62-year-old Deborah Campbell, from Detroit, was pronounced dead on the scene.
The freeway was closed for the investigation and reopened at approximately 2:20 AM on the 31st.
It appears that the Campbell was not wearing her seat belt properly. The truck driver was uninjured. Investigation continues by the Metro South Post.
Those who saw the crash scene have stated that the woman had to have been going at a high rate of speed. They said the woman’s vehicle slammed into the back of a Michigan Department of Transportation truck and trailer.
Traffic was being routed off I-94 at Harper Avenue during the investigation and cleanup efforts.