1 Dead in Rollover Accident on I-75 in Troy

The freeway was reduced to one lane for three hours while police investigated the one-car rollover accident during rush hour Friday evening.

A 38-year-old woman was killed Friday afternoon after the Chevy Tahoe she was driving rolled into a ditch off southbound I-75 just north of Wattles in Troy.

According to Troy Police, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, who was riding in the passenger seat, was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak with non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic crash investigators from the South Oakland County Crash Investigation Team (SOCCIT), along with investigators from the the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office, responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation, according to a police report. 

The freeway was reduced to one lane near the scene of the accident for about three hours while police investigated. The accident occurred around 4:15 p.m.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this crash and it appears seat belts were utilized, the report said.

The incident remains under investigation and witnesses are asked to contact the Troy Police Department at (248) 524-3477.

Joy Lackey January 05, 2013 at 08:57 PM
This woman leaves behind six beautiful children. Please hold this family in your prayers.
cat smith January 05, 2013 at 09:03 PM
what city is she from? where did her children go to school?
Larry Fuller January 05, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Why was the husband not driving, he was in the passenger seat. Tahoes are xlg vehicles. Such a sad loss for the family and friends.
Sally Nelson January 06, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Larry, are you implying women can't drive xlg vehicles? Accidents happen, to anyone, behind the wheel. There's no evidence suggesting this happened because she was a women behind a large truck. May God be with her and her family she's left behind.
Kym Dean January 07, 2013 at 01:53 AM
She suffered a heart attack while driving. The accident was not caused because she couldn't handle the vehicle. That was actually small compared to the van she usually drove. That was an insensitive comment, Larry.
Dan M January 07, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Cat She is from Holly. Our 6 children are home schooled and belong to various home school cooperative and groups throughout the greater metro Detroit area.
Dan M January 07, 2013 at 03:52 AM
Larry, The vehicle was actually a Chevy Suburban. The husband was not driving because he is recovering from a severe spinal injury and driving caused him pain. His wonderful beautiful wife would not let him drive. He asked his wife to pull over and let him drive but they were almost at their destination. Her husband will always regret that he was not driving. Also, she was a much better driver than I am.
Mumford Chopp January 07, 2013 at 04:56 AM
Whoa..... back off Sally.....you're implying way too much here.......
Kristin Bull January 08, 2013 at 01:54 AM
I am so sorry for your loss, Dan.
Kristin Kowalsky January 08, 2013 at 01:54 PM
I am truly sorry for your loss Dan. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Eileen Housholder January 09, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Dan, I am at a loss for words. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


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