- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A section of Interstate 75 in downtown Detroit remains closed, a day after a tanker truck exploded and caught fire.

State police Lt. Michael Shaw says the tanker truck was carrying 9,000 gallons of unleaded fuel when it exploded about 8:45 a.m. Sunday.

The driver wasn’t hurt, but the crash forced the closing of I-75 at I-375.

The state Department of Transportation said in a statement Monday night that an I-75 northbound ramp remained closed and repairs to the ramp and barrier walls are expected to begin early Tuesday morning.

The statement says it could reopen late Friday to traffic.

Shaw says the trucker told investigators mechanical problems caused his vehicle’s back tires to lock and the tanker to overturn.

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