1 killed, 1 badly hurt when stolen Challenger crashes into vehicle, tree in Detroit, police say

Man in 20s killed, 16-year-old critically injured

The scene of a fatal Oct. 21, 2021, crash at Fenkell Avenue and Lindsay Street on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)

DETROIT – One person was killed and another was badly injured when a stolen Dodge Challenger crashed into another vehicle and a tree on Detroit’s west side, police said.

The crash happened at 12:06 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 21) at Fenkell Avenue and Lindsay Street in Detroit, authorities said.

Two people were inside the stolen Challenger when it bumped into another vehicle at a high speed, according to officials.

Police said the impact caused the driver to lose control of the Challenger, and it struck a tree.

The passenger, a man who appears to be in his 20s, was killed, according to authorities.

The 16-year-old driver is in critical condition, officials said.

Police said the other vehicle left the scene of the crash.

The scene of a fatal Oct. 21, 2021, crash at Fenkell Avenue and Lindsay Street on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)
The scene of a fatal Oct. 21, 2021, crash at Fenkell Avenue and Lindsay Street on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)
The scene of a fatal Oct. 21, 2021, crash at Fenkell Avenue and Lindsay Street on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)

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