Best friends involved in deadly crash on Detroit's east side

Teen driver killed, others critically injured in crash on Detroit's east side

Published On: Nov 02 2012 12:18:53 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 04:01:10 PM EDT
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From Sky 4 you can see the wreckage – leaving a debris field a 1/2 block long. Up close, this devastating crash comes into focus.

That’s what is left of a Ford Taurus.

Tyron Lamb was behind the wheel. The car he was driving hit a curb and then a tree The impact was so great it shook a neighbor's home.

"I don't know where they were going. It was so early in the morning, it was like 6:30 in the morning," neighbor Jasmine Wright said.

It took Detroit firefighters an hour to cut Lamb out of the car. The teen died at the hospital. Police say he is 15-years-old while his cousin says he is 16-years-old but did not have a driver's license. The crash happened at a very high rate of speed and it happened just 3 doors down from where the young driver lived near East Warren and McClellan Street on Detroit's east side.

This is a snapshot of the friends who were in the car. Lamb's cousin Enijah Lamb was badly injured. A 14-year-old from across the street, Ronnie Edwards, was also badly hurt.

A teen named Jawan Sanders was found by police. He was dazed and confused, wandering down the street. He was taken to the hospital where he is being checked for a head injury.

Even investigators are surprised how anybody survived such a horrific crash. "I was surprised that the injuries weren't more severe. We do, however, believe one person was ejected from the vehicle," said Det. Scott Sheets of the Detroit Police Department.

There is no word yet on the cause of the accident.

IMAGES: Accident claims life of teen on Detroit's east side

Published On: Nov 02 2012 08:12:50 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 12:06:50 PM EDT

A teenager was killed in a Friday morning accident on Detroit's east side.

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