6 Oak Park High School students involved in serious crash; 2 dead

Posted at 4:21 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 22:51:17-04

OAK PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — Six Oak Park High School students were involved in a serious car crash that resulted in two deaths.

Police say the car crash happened Friday night on Telegraph Road; a vehicle occupied by the six students was traveling at a high rate of speed.

At some point, the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle over. As they lost control, police say they went into a wooded area, struck a tree and the vehicle caught fire.

Two of the teens died after being ejected from the vehicle. Two are in critical condition and two have minor injuries.

Terry Harvey, a retired police officer, witnessed the crash and called 911.

"I was traveling Southbound on Telegraph and noticed a flash and burst of flames," Harvey told 7 Action News.

The district described it as a "tragic event" that affects the entire school community.

District counselors, social workers and school psychologists will be available to provide emotional support and grief counseling.