Driver of pickup hauling scrap on I-75 dies in crash in Birch Run Township

January 10, 2015 Posted by admin

SAGINAW, MI — The driver of a pickup hauling scrap with a trailer was killed when his vehicle left Interstate 75 and struck a tree at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, according to the Michigan State Police.

The crash occurred south of Birch Run Road.

Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a fatal crash that occurred on southbound Interstate 75 south of Birch Run Road in Birch Run Township, Friday morning, Jan. 9, 2014. 

Traffic was blocked at the location and in multiple areas on southbound I-75 for the crash and other accidents, Saginaw County 911 reported.

The pickup is described as a full size gold Chevrolet, MSP said.

The roadway was covered lightly with snow and was icy at the time of the crash.

Northbound traffic was not affected. Multiple on-ramps to southbound I-75 were also temporarily closed. 

Police are not releasing the victim’s name pending notification of family members.

Bob Johnson is a public safety reporter for MLive/The Saginaw News. Contact him at 989-395-3295, by email at or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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