Police: Car fell on top of woman ejected in crash

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Ecorse — A woman in her early 20s died early Friday during a “chaotic” crash in which she was ejected from her vehicle and another car fell on top of her, according to police.

A man in the second vehicle was arrested after attempting to flee the scene just after midnight in a residential area on 17th Street between Outer Drive and Salliotte Road, Chief Mike Moore said.

“We don’t know if alcohol was involved or not,” he said. “We don’t have results back, the results are pending.”

The detained man is in his early 40s, Moore said. His passenger, a man in his 50s, was hospitalized following the crash but has since been discharged.

The deceased woman, who was driving in a vehicle with another woman, appeared to have hit a vehicle occupied by the two men, Moore said. Her 25-year-old passenger remains hospitalized with injuries sustained in the crash.

“The young lady (driver) was ejected,” Moore said. “Then the car that was hit fell on top of her.”

Moore said authorities believe at least one of the two vehicles was speeding in the 25 mph speed limit zone.

“(The scene) was very chaotic, there was debris strewn all over the place, for many, many feet,” he said. “Two cars were legally parked on the street, and they were knocked up into the yards.”

The crash remains under investigation as officials attempt to piece together what happened, Moore said.

“The details are still sketchy,” he said. “We turned most of the investigation over to the Downriver Crash Investigation Team.”

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