3-year-old injured in Detroit drunken driving crash dies, victim's family confirms

10-year-old sister in critical condition

Ava Adams-Edwards. (WDIV)
Ava Adams-Edwards. (WDIV)

DETROIT – The grandfather of Ava Adams-Edwards, who was injured in a drunken driving crash this week, has died, the victim's grandfather confirmed to Local 4. 

Police said the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday on West Chicago Street at Forrer Street after the victim's mother was struck by a drunken driver. 

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Adams-Edwards, 3, and her 10-year-old sister were in the car, and both taken to Children's Hospital in critical condition after the crash. 

The driver of a pickup truck smashed into the mother's car as she was pulling up to their home, police said.

The impact pushed the family's car into the front yard. Police said the driver of the pickup truck was drunk. The man tried to walk away from the crash scene, witnesses said. 

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