4 Killed in Detroit Crash, Toddler Survives With Minor Injuries

By Ivan Pentchoukov
Ivan Pentchoukov
Ivan Pentchoukov
Ivan has reported for The Epoch Times on a variety of topics since 2011.
November 13, 2017 Updated: November 13, 2017

Four people died after an SUV crashed on the I-94 in Michigan, but police say a toddler walked away with only minor injuries.

First responders found two males ejected from the car and two females inside when they arrived at the scene of the wreck on a slick portion of the I-94 near 8 Mile Road in Harper Woods, in southeastern Detroit.

A 2-year-old boy was seen walking away from the wreck with firefighters, Local 4 Detroit reported.

Good Samaritans stopped and helped free the child from the mangled wreck, WXYZ reported.

The toddler was buckled into a car seat and suffered minor injuries. None of the adult victims, ages 18 to 25, were wearing seatbelts, state police say.

“The baby was in the car seat,” a crash witness told WXYZ. “That was the only thing that probably saved the baby.”

The eastbound stretch of I-94 was closed for six hours as police investigated the crash. The highway reopened at 7 a.m., Detroit News reported citing the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Speed, wet weather, and alcohol may have contributed to the crash, although the investigation is still ongoing.

Police say that the 2006 Buick SUV was traveling in the left lane and passing other vehicles at a high speed when the driver lost control, crossed three lanes of traffic and slammed into a bridge at 1 a.m. on Nov. 13.

A woman who lives in the area told Local 4 that crashes are commonplace on this stretch of I-94.

“Every couple weeks there are sirens going down there. It always seems it’s either right before the bridge over here, or right here,” Shannon Thurman said.

“And I can tell you from experience people fly down this stretch going 80 mph, don’t think about it,” Thurman added. “The other issue is that onramp right there, people don’t merge well. It happens all the time.”

Police scheduled a press conference about the crash later on Monday.

The names of the victims have not been released.

From NTD.tv

Ivan has reported for The Epoch Times on a variety of topics since 2011.