- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - The driver of a tanker truck that exploded and caught fire, closing a section of Interstate 75 in downtown Detroit, has been cited for careless driving.

The update on the investigation into Sunday morning’s crash was announced Tuesday by Michigan State Police. The agency says the tanker truck was carrying 9,000 gallons of unleaded fuel when it exploded.

State police say the Detroit trucker told investigators mechanical problems caused his vehicle’s back tires to lock and the tanker to overturn.

The 36-year-old driver wasn’t hurt, but the crash forced the closing of I-75 at I-375. The state Department of Transportation says an I-75 northbound ramp is closed and repairs to the ramp and barrier walls are planned this week.

MDOT says it could reopen late Friday to traffic.

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