Police: 2 die, driver flees in Southfield single-vehicle crash

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
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Two women in their 20s died Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle car crash in Southfield in which alcohol is "believed to be a factor," police said.

The crash took place about 6:10 a.m. The vehicle, a 2018 Chrysler 300, was westbound on the Northwestern Highway Service Drive, getting onto southbound Berg Road.

But police say the driver, a 20-year-old Southfield man, was unable to make the turn and instead crashed into a tree. After the crash, police say the man "fled the scene on foot" before being arrested. 

Police administered a breathalyzer test and sent him to an area hospital for a blood test, and believe that alcohol played a role in the crash, according to a statement from the Southfield Police Department. 

A 21-year-old female passenger died at the scene. Another woman, believed to be in her early 20s, was transported to the hospital but died as well. 

Southfield police ask that anyone with additional information on the crash call (248) 796-5500.