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Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed baby boy

The Detroit News

An arrest has been made Saturday in a hit-and-run crash that killed a six-month-old baby boy and injured six others Thursday on Detroit’s west side, police said.

The Detroit Police Department would not release the name of the male suspect in custody pending arraignment.

Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Moreno said the Detroit Police Fatal Squad made the arrest in Southfield, also recovering the car allegedly involved in the crash.

Police said a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country minivan was heading west on Puritan about 8:30 p.m. when it was struck by a silver Pontiac Grand Prix driving south on Archdale. After the impact, the van “went up in the air, flipped over and rolled,” Moreno said.

Three children inside — the 6-month-old baby and two girls, ages 2 and 4 — were ejected.

The two girls, a 12-year-old brother, their 40-year-old mother and 59-year-old grandmother all were hospitalized in temporary serious condition late Thursday, Moreno said.

The Grand Prix driver initially fled the scene, leaving the heavily damaged vehicle.