Woman killed in high-speed hit-and-run crash on Detroit's west side
DETROIT – A woman was killed and a man was injured in a hit-and-run crash Friday night on Detroit’s west side.
Police said a speeding driver behind the wheel of a black Dodge Challenger crashed in a white Nissan Altima at the intersection of Curtis Street and Indiana Avenue.
The Altima was heading east on Curtis Street when the Challenger ran a stop sign, causing the collision and pushing both cars into a house, according to police.
The driver of the Challenger fled the scene, leaving his injured passenger behind. The passenger broke his arm and remained at the scene.
Police said the Challenger was going at least 80 mph.
The driver of the Altima, a 49-year-old woman, died at the scene.
“We’ve got a drag strip down a residential street,” Natalie Flennoy said. “This is crazy.”
Flennoy’s home was damaged and her front yard destroyed.
“The property you can rebuild it, but to know someone has died because people choose not to drive the speed limit is just sad,” Flennoy said.
Detroit police are investigating.
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