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1 person killed in crash on Detroit's west side

Posted: 6:26 AM, Jan 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 12:47:56-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — One man is dead and another man is in custody after a hit-and-run crash on Detroit's west side overnight.

Police say it happened on Warren Ave. between Evergreen and Heyden. The road was closed for hours.

When we arrived at the scene, debris was littered down the street and a black Jeep Cherokee was on its roof. Police say the driver of that Jeep got out and ran away after the crash. When we arrived debris was littered down the street the black Jeep Cherokee was on its roof and police say when it landed - the driver got out and ran away

Sam Al-Gaithi, who was working at the gas station nearby, said he saw the victim around 4:20 a.m.

Surveillance video shows the Jeep barreling down Warren at a high rate of speed before crashing into the Nissan. It then shows both vehicles slide down the block in flames.

Police say the victim is a man in his mid 30s.

The driver of the Jeep was arrested in Dearborn Heights. Police say the plates he had on the vehicle came back as expired since 2017.