MADISON HEIGHTS, MI – On Friday March 13th, 2020, at about 8:45PM, a pickup truck can been seen in a video taken by another driver where it had burst into flames following an accident on I-696 near I-75.
It appears that the vehicle in flames was an older model Ford Ranger Pickup Truck. The driver of the Ford and a smaller SUV appears to have collided.
Though not confirmed at this time, it is believed everyone is safe. Details of what took place are currently being being gathered.
Drivers that were not involved in the accident can be seen in the video driving in and around the accident scene. Behavior like that from others on the road is disrespectful. The story could have been much different with someone being seriously hurt or been killed. It is not unheard of for a driver who was not initially involved becomes involved when they create an accident within an accident.
Michigan State Police are at the scene gathering information by speaking with those involved and those who were witness to what took place.
No further information is available at this time. Please check back for updates.
VIDEO CREDIT: James von Schmittou