Man arrested after 2 die in crash on west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad is investigating after a three-car crash on Detroit’s west side left two people dead on Sunday night.

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It was about 11:55 p.m. when the crash took place in the area of Linwood and Glendale, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman.

Eight people were hit in the crash, between three vehicles, Moreno said.

A black 1996 Toyota on the northbound side of Linwood was "stopped or slowing down" for a changing light when it was rear-ended by a 2013 gray Chevy Impala that was "traveling at a high rate of speed."

Four people were inside the Toyota. Two died. A 53-year-old man who drove the car, and a 10-year-old girl on the driver's side in the back seat, died from their injuries. A 43-year-old woman who was a front-seat passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while the 10-year-old girl behind her is in critical condition. After impact, the Toyota slammed into a telephone pole.

Two people were inside the Impala: the 30-year-old male driver and a 24-year-old passenger. The driver of the Impala is under arrest.

After the rear-end crash, the Impala veered into the path of oncoming southbound traffic, hitting a 2017 white Lincoln Continental. The 43-year-old male driver and 43-year-old female passenger were injured.

All eight people injured in the crash were taken to area hospitals.