By Muhammad Atef | June 10, 2021

Police suspect alcohol factor in car crash that killed child, man on Detroit’s west side

DETROIT – A man and a 4-year-old boy have been killed in a car crash on Detroit’s west side early Wednesday morning.

Update: Detroit police: Mother not at fault in collision that killed 4-year-old boy

According to officials, at about 3 a.m. two vehicles, a red Chevrolet Impala and a white Nissan Centra, collided in the area of Seven Mile Road and Faust Avenue. Officials at the scene say it appears to be a head-on crash.

Seven Mile Road was closed down for several hours as police investigated.

Police said the driver of the Chevrolet, an adult man, was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash.


Police said the 4-year-old boy in the Nissan was ejected from the vehicle during the collision. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Nissan, an 23-year-old woman, was also taken to the hospital, where she was listed in temporary serious condition. Police took the woman into custody, as they believed alcohol was a factor in the crash. Police said she was not under the influence of alcohol and the other driver is believed to be responsible.

Police did not confirm the relationship between the woman and the 4-year-old child.

No additional details have been released at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

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