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Driver extricated after semi rollover on I-75

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A semi rolled off a major highway Tuesday night, leaving the driver pinned and traffic backed up for miles.

It happened in the southbound lanes of I-75 near Laplaisance Road in Monroe County, Michigan.

Firefighters say the driver somehow lost control of the truck. The semi went off the road and rolled over.

Crews had to secure the vehicle and make sure there were no hazards before getting the driver out.

"We had to get somebody in there. We had to get him unpinned from the wreckage before we could actually remove him from the wreckage," says Monroe Twp. Fire Captain Mark Cherney.

The driver was flown to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The crash closed down a section of I-75 for at least an hour.

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