3 women killed in rollover crash on Telegraph Road in Redford Township

Telegraph Road was closed for hours between Joy, Plymouth roads

By Nick Monacelli - Reporter

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Redford Township police are investigating a deadly crash that happened around 2 a.m. Thursday on Telegraph Road at West Chicago.

UPDATE: 3 women killed in rollover crash on Telegraph Road in Redford Township identified

Police said three women were killed in the crash. The car rolled over several times and hit a light pole. Two women were ejected from the vehicle. Firefighters were working to extract the third victim from the vehicle by using the Jaws of Life. 

Telegraph Road was closed for hours in both directions between Plymouth and Joy roads for the crash investigation. The road is back open for traffic.

Witnesses said the vehicle -- a gray Kia Optima -- was traveling at a high rate of speed before losing control, hitting a sign, rolling down the road and wrapping around a utility pole. The car may have exceeded speeds of 100 mph. 

"There was a witness who stated the vehicle passed him at a very high rate of speed. He was driving a semi. We asked him to pull over while we were securing the scene but he didn't stop. If anyone witnessed this vehicle, which is a gray Kia Optima new model, traveling southbound on Telegraph Road near Plymouth Road or at any other point (please contact police)," said Sgt. Duane Gregg. 

Redford Township police said two of the women are possibly from the Muskegon area and the third woman has not yet been identified.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Redford Township police at 313-387-2551.

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