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Detroit woman charged in deaths of 2 women after allegedly running red light on Detroit's west side

Alcohol may be a factor, police say

Two people were killed in a crash May 5, 2018 on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)
Two people were killed in a crash May 5, 2018 on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A 35-year-old woman was charged Tuesday in the deaths of two woman killed in a crash on Detroit's east side.

The crash happened Saturday at about 10 p.m. at the intersection of Greenfield Road and Puritan Avenue.

ORIGINAL REPORT: 2 dead after vehicle struck by driver who ran red light on Detroit's west side

Taneka M. Blanding is charged with two counts of second-degree murder, operating while under the influence causing death, reckless driving resulting in death, operating while under the influence of intoxicants, operating a motor vehicle with a high blood alcohol level and open intoxicant in a motor vehicle.

According to police, Blanding was traveling at a high rate of speed when she disregarded a red traffic signal and crashed into a Chrysler Town & Country. The 35-year-old driver and 28-year-old passenger, both Detroit residents, were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead.

April Holmes (WDIV)
April Holmes (WDIV)

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