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Dash cam video shows moment before deadly wrong-way crash on I-275

Posted at 9:45 AM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 14:32:20-05

New dash cam video from a semi driver shows the moments before a wrong way, head-on collision that killed two people on I-275 Tuesday morning.

The video from Dennis Turkette shows the SUV traveling the wrong way in the left lane, driving by his semi and then slamming into a car. Turkette's reaction is heard in the video at the moment of the crash. (The video contains graphic language).

The crash happened on I-275 near Michigan Ave. in Canton Township. 

A man and a female in the car the driver hit were killed in the crash. The wrong-way driver was injured and only identified as a 59-year-old man from Wolverine lake. Multiple sources have told 7 Action News the driver is a member of the Wolverine Lake council.

Police say open intoxicants were found in the wrong-way driver's vehicle.