They state that a person fleeing a hit and run crash was struck by a vehicle while the suspect ran across the expressway at about 7:15PM.
MSP sent a message out at 7:47PM on November 6th, 2017 telling of the freeway closure.
Police believe the man got into a crash on the westbound side of I-696 and crossed over to the eastbound side trying to flee the scene when he was hit by a vehicle as he ran on foot.
Drivers who were in the area at the time said that they almost hit him too but avoided doing so by slamming on their breaks. Everyone on the expressway who were not involved are thankful because the situation could have been much worse.
Witnesses to the accident area said that the scene was horrific.
The suspect/victim has not yet been identified.
No further information is available at this time. Please check back for any updates.