Police ID 4 who died on I-94; alcohol, drugs no factor
Harper Woods — Four people died in an early Monday morning car crash on eastbound Interstate 94 at Allard in which a one-year-old survived.
A 2006 Buick SUV was traveling fast in the left lane, police say, when its driver "lost control while passing other traffic," crossing three lanes of oncoming traffic before striking a bridge about 1:05 a.m.
The driver of the 2006 Buick SUV is Doreal Rodgers, a 20-year-old Detroit woman. Her front seat passenger was Alesia Maddox, 20, also from Detroit. The rear passengers were Armonie Maddox, an 18-year-old from Detroit and brother of Alesia, and Ervin Johnson, an 18-year-old from Eastpointe.
None of the adults wore seatbelts, and all four were killed instantly, authorities said.
The one-year-old, the son of Alesia Maddox, was buckled in and came out of the crash with only minor injuries.
"No evidence of alcohol or narcotics" has emerged in the early hours of the investigation, state police said. None of the victims wore seatbelts.
The victims' families have been notified.
The eastbound side of the freeway was closed for most of the early morning, but all lanes were opened just after 7 a.m., according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.