Toddler is lone survivor in Detroit-area crash

Toddler is lone survivor in Detroit-area crash

- Michigan State Police say a fatal crash that killed four on eastbound I-94 should serve as a warning about speeding in that area.

The child was bucked into a car-seat, and only suffered minor injuries.

A 1-year-old child who was improperly buckled into a vehicle seat was the only survivor of a freeway crash in suburban Detroit early Monday morning that killed four young adults also traveling in the SUV, police said. The AP and Free-Press report the Buick SUV was driving at high speeds in Harper Woods when the driver tried to pass another auto, lost control, careened across the lanes, and ended up striking a bridge. Her front seat passenger was Alesia Maddox, 20, also of Detroit. Johnson, 18, lived in nearby Eastpointe. Police say four people inside ranging in age from 18 to 25 died instantly.

Michigan State Police said a 2006 Buick SUV was traveling fast in the left lane 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 baby was in the auto seat. that was the only thing that probably. saved the baby, ” a tearful John Wade, who was at the scene of the crash, told WXYZ-TV (Channel 7).

Shaw said Armonie and Alesia are brother and sister. "That was the only thing that probably. saved the baby". They were not wearing seat-belts at the time of the collision. "Just the amount of carnage I guess involved in this crash, it kind of set a lot of people back", says Shaw. State police say a vehicle accident recreation unit is researching.