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4 injured, 1 in critical condition after rollover crash in Ferndale

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 11:28:58-04

FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan State Police and Ferndale Police are investigating a serious injury crash that closed W. Eight Mile west of Woodward Avenue for several hours.

Around 1 a.m. Friday, Ferndale officers were dispatched to the area to investigate a report of a two-vehicle rollover crash. Upon arrival, officers saw a 2007 Trailblazer on its side containing two passengers and a 2015 Hyundai Sonata containing three passengers.

The driver of the Trailblazer was identified as a 48-year-old woman from Detroit, who suffered serious injuries to her hand. Police say she is in serious but stable condition. Her passenger, a 35-year-old Detroit man, suffered head injuries and is in stable condition.

Police say the 29-year-old driver of the Sonata, a Detroit resident, suffered serious injuries in the crash and had to be extricated from the vehicle. One of her passengers, an 18-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries. The other passenger, a 20-year-old man, is in critical condition, police say.

A search warrant was obtained to seize a blood sample from the driver of the Sonata who is in stable condition. The blood will determine the driver's blood alcohol content.

A possible charge could be operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, police say.