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Two critically injured on EB I-96 overpass over US-23

Two passersby who tried to assist other drivers Saturday night in Livingston County were seriously injured after they themselves were struck.

According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on the overpass of eastbound I-96 and US-23 in Brighton Township involving a 2006 Chrysler driven by a 75-year-old Redford man. After striking the median wall, the car was left disabled in the travel lane. It was then hit by a 2018 Jeep Cherokee driven by a 35-year-old Wixom woman.

But before deputies arrived on scene, a 42-year-old Royal Oak woman and a 52-year-old man from Howell stopped on the shoulder of the roadway to assist. Both were outside their vehicles when they were struck by a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 27-year-old Warren man.

Both of the Good Samaritans were transported to area hospitals with critical injuries, while the driver of the original crash was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

While alcohol does not appear to be an issue in the crash, officials say weather and speed are contributing factors.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from Michigan State Police Brighton Post, Green Oak Township Police, Brighton Police, Livingston County EMS, and Brighton Area Fire.

This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team.o

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