Mother of 3, boyfriend killed by speeding street racers on Detroit's west side, police say

Eugenia Frison, Sherman Wright killed in violent crash

Eugenia Frison and Sherman Wright were killed May 14, 2019, in a crash on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A mother of three and her boyfriend were killed in a violent, high-speed crash caused by street racing on Detroit's west side, according to police.

Officials said Eugenia Frison and her boyfriend, Sherman Wright, were in a vehicle Tuesday night and pulled out onto West Seven Mile Road between Greenfield Road and Hubbell Avenue.

Eugenia Frison and Sherman Wright (WDIV)

Police said it's clear Frison had the green light and the right-of-way.

A man driving a Dodge Challenger slammed into her car, killing the couple, according to authorities.

Frison's family is devastated by the incident and asked for privacy.

There were three drivers of Dodge Challengers involved, officials said. Detroit police officers who patrol West Seven Mile Road said they instantly recognized the drivers as frequent street racers and reckless drivers when they saw video from the scene.

The scene of a crash that killed two people on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)

The driver who hit Frison got out, ran away, returned to get something out of the Challenger and then took off again, police said.

Officers were able to take him into custody.

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