High schooler killed, 4 hurt when driver runs red light into path of SUV in Woodhaven, police say

2 people undergoing surgery, 2 released from hospital

Jasmine Alhachami (WDIV)

WOODHAVEN, Mich. – A high school senior was killed and four other people were injured when a driver ran a red light into the path of an SUV at a Woodhaven intersection, officials said.

Officers were called around 10:10 p.m. Friday (April 9) to the intersection of West and Allen roads in Woodhaven.

Police said the driver of a black 2000 Lexus had been heading east on West Road when he ran the red light at Allen Road and drove into the path of a black 2020 GMC Terrain, causing a collision.

The first Woodhaven officer arrived within two minutes and saw the driver of the Terrain outside her SUV holding two dogs. She had a minor shoulder injury, according to authorities.

A good Samaritan told authorities that the four occupants of the Lexus were all conscious and breathing. Police tended to the victims until medical officials arrived and took them to a nearby hospital.

Hours later, Woodhaven police learned that a passenger from the Lexus had died from her injuries. She was identified as Jasmine Alhachami, a high school senior in Southgate.

“Jasmine was a beautiful person inside and out,” her aunt, Joyce Romero, said. “She was a 4.0 student at Southgate Anderson High School and ready to graduate.”

The driver and a back-seat passenger were undergoing surgery, officials said. The front-seat passenger of the Lexus and the driver of the Terrain were treated and released.

Officials are investigating to determine if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.


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