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I-75 closed for stretch between Saginaw, Flint, Michigan

The Associated Press


BIRCH RUN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say a stretch of Interstate 75 is closed between Saginaw and Flint after a tanker truck hauling acrylic acid overturned.

Fire officials and police says authorities were on the scene of a car fire around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when the tanker flipped while trying to avoid a fire truck on northbound I-75 in Saginaw County's Birch Run Township, about 70 miles northwest of Detroit.

MLive.com reports state police say the truck driver and several firefighters were taken to a hospital. Northbound I-75 remained closed Monday. Southbound I-75 reopened more than 12 hours after the crash.

Officials say an area outlet mall and a movie theater were evacuated as a precaution.

Dow Chemical Co. says the tanker was carrying acrylic acid from one of its facilities to a Midland plant.

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