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Mother possibly chased by other driver in Detroit crash that killed 6 y.o., police say

Posted at 5:19 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 15:20:59-04

A 6-year-old girl was killed in a car accident on Detroit's east side early Tuesday morning, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office. 

The accident happened around 1 a.m. on Edmore Street near Hayes, just a few blocks south of 8 Mile. 

Edmore is closed down while police investigate the scene. 

Police say the car slammed head-on into a tree. 

The girl's mother and 1-year-old son were rushed to the hospital. Police say the 1-year-old is in stable condition and the mother is in critical condition. 

An investigation is underway to determine how the mother lost control of the vehicle.

Investigators initially said she may have been chased by the children's father in another vehicle right before the accident, but now that's unclear. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with funeral expenses.