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 November 13.
State police said a preliminary investigation revealed the 2006 Buick SUV was traveling in the left lane at a high rate of speed passing other traffic when the driver lost control.
Lt. Shaw says the driver, 20-year-old Doreal Rogers and front seat passenger 20-year-old Alesia Maddox were found dead inside the auto. Rodgers, Alesia Maddox and Armonie Maddox were Detroit residents.
The investigation of the incident is continuing.
He says the SUV swerved across three lanes then hit the 8 Mile overpass bridge.
Four people inside ranging in age from 18 to 25 years and who were not wearing seat belts died instantly, police said.
The toddler is 2 years old. However, a two-year-old in a vehicle seat escaped with minor injuries.
The eastbound lanes of I-94 were closed at Allard for several hours for the on-scene investigation, including at the start of the morning rush hour.
"Every couple weeks there are sirens going down there. It always seems it's either right before the bridge over here, or right here", she said.
"Car just flew past us, doing 80". Shaw says they were not ejected from the auto because the impact of the crash pinned their bodies inside. "The other issue is that onramp right there, people don't merge well".