Driver who ran out of gas on I-696 hit, killed by passing vehicle
A fatal crash that closed the westbound lanes of I-696 at Dequindre Road Tuesday involved a driver who ran out of gas on the side of the freeway. The Michigan State Police said a driver that ran out of gas was parked on the right shoulder. His father came to the scene to bring gas. As the driver was filling his tank with gas, and his father sat in his car with the child of the stranded driver, another driver on the freeway lost control and hit both vehicles.