Child, 4, dies in car crash

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published July 5, 2019


ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Police Department is investigating a car crash that caused the death of a 4-year-old boy July 3.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Little Mack Avenue and Masonic Boulevard in Roseville at approximately 11 p.m. Police said that two vehicles, a black 2011 GMC Yukon and a white 2009 Mercury Milan, entered the intersection at the same time and collided.

Police said that witnesses gave contradictory accounts of what occurred, and police are still investigating the matter and determining who was at fault, although they said one of the vehicles would have had to have run a red light.

The driver of the Yukon, a 34-year-old Detroit resident, was traveling north on Little Mack, and police said he is suspected of being under the influence of intoxicants and/or controlled substances at the time of the crash. A blood sample was sent away to check this theory, and the driver was released from custody pending the outcome of the investigation.

The driver of the Milan was a 21-year-old Warren man who was headed east on Masonic. He was in the car with two of his children at the time, a 3-year-old daughter who was transported to a hospital and was said to be in stable condition as of July 4, and a 4-year-old son who was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police said both children were in appropriate safety seats at the time of the crash.

The police press release did not address if there were injuries to the drivers.

“(The) Roseville Traffic Crash Team is still investigating this incident,” Roseville Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon said in the press release. “A determination as to exactly what happened has not been made at this time.”

“We have limited info due to the ongoing investigation,” Glandon stated.