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February 21, 2013

Charges pending after crash seriously injures two

By Brian Louwers
C & G Staff Writer

Warren police said the driver of an SUV that crashed near Eight Mile Road and Hoover Feb. 20 was expected to face criminal charges for driving an illegally tagged vehicle with a suspended license and without insurance.

According to Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, two rear-seat passengers were ejected from the 22-year-old Detroit woman’s 2002 GMC Jimmy when she apparently lost control on westbound Eight Mile, careened into the median and struck several trees west of Hoover at about 2 p.m.

Mills said all four occupants, including the driver and a front-seat passenger, were transported to the hospital. Both rear seat passengers, an 18-year-old Detroit man and a 22-year-old Detroit man, suffered injuries described as serious but not life threatening.

The driver and another 22-year-old Detroit woman, the front-seat passenger, were released at the hospital.

“She (the driver) said she lost control of her vehicle and that she just recently had an axle fixed that was broken,” Mills said. “When she lost control of the vehicle, she was unable to regain control.”

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Mills said the Jimmy left the roadway at a high speed and drove onto the grassy median where it struck several trees.

He said the woman allegedly was driving on a suspended license. The charge of driving with a suspended license causing serious injury is a five-year felony in Michigan.

Police alleged the vehicle was also not insured and that it had fraudulent license plate tabs.

It was not immediately clear when charges would be filed in the case.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Brian Louwers at brianlouwers@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1089.