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Two women killed in Southfield crash, alcohol believed to be factor

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 08:51:41-04

Two women died in a crash on Southfield on Berg Road.

Around 6 a.m. Tuesday, a vehicle was heading westbound on Northwestern Service Drive attempting to negotiate the curve onto southbound Berg Road.

The driver, a 20-year-old Southfield man, was unable to make the turn and crashed into a tree. He then ran away and was apprehended a short time later. He was given a Preliminary Breath Test and taken to a local hospital for a blood draw. Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

One female passenger, a 21-year-old Southfield resident, was deceased at the scene and another woman believed to be in her early 20s was taken to a hospital and pronounced deceased.

Police say the crash is under investigation. Anyone that has information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Southfield Police Department at 248-796-5500.