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Man dies after car loses control and crashes, driver in custody

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-20 18:22:00-05

Detroit police say they are investigating after a car lost control and crashed, killing a passenger.

The driver originally told officers they had hit a pothole. However, a 7 Action News crew searching the area could not find a pothole near the corner of McGraw and Martin on the city's west side. Police later confirmed there was no pothole in the area.

Police say the 22-year-old passenger died in the crash.

The 22-year-old driver of the car was taken to the hospital in temporary serious condition. She has since been released and is now in police custody.

Police are now saying "speed was definitely a factor."