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Two people were killed and three others were hospitalized after a crash between a moving car and a parked Jeep late Saturday night on Detroit's west side, police said.

The fatal crash took place at 11 p.m. on Grand River at Abington, which is east of the Southfield Freeway.

 

Police say a man and a woman were driving in a gray 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, when the driver lost control and hit a parked black 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Four people were inside, but the driver of the parked Cherokee is the only one who wasn't hurt. Three others had to be transported to Sinai Grace Hospital, and were in stable condition.

The man and the woman in the Grand Am, who are not identified, were also taken to Grace, both died from their injuries. 

Sunday night's crash came hours into a National Weather Service advisory regarding hazardous weather in Metro Detroit, including freezing rain. Police had no immediate word on whether the weather played a role in the crash, but are investigating.

As of Tuesday, the last time the Michigan Department of Transportation's numbers were updated, some 176 people had died in car crashes in Michigan in 2018, which is 44 fewer than at this time in 2017.

 

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