Fatal crash closes part of US 223 in Lenawee County

LENAWEE CO, Mich (WTVG) - One person is dead following a multi-vehicle crash in Lenawee County early Monday morning.

According to the Lenawee County Sheriff's Office, just after 2 am on Monday, a Dodge Charger travelling north on 223 near Sanford Road crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, colliding with a semi. Both vehicles caught fire.

The driver of the semi was able to escape with minor injuries. The driver of the Charger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road is closed in both directions between US 127 and Round Lake Highway. Police hope to reopen the road sometime between Noon-2pm but say its likely it will remain closed until 3.

Traffic is being diverted onto Round Lake Highway north to US 12.

The accident remains under investigation.