Woman, Child Killed in Early-Morning Crash on Woodward
The incident happened at Woodward and Lincoln and involved a third passenger, a 2-year-old child, who was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A Pontiac woman and her 5-year-old child died in an early morning car crash Saturday at Woodward and Lincoln Avenue, and police are currently looking for a second vehicle that may have been involved.
According to Birmingham Police Cmdr. Terry Kiernan, the crash occurred at 2:20 a.m. and involved the 28-year-old mother, her 5-old son, and her 2-year-old son. All three were from Pontiac.
The younger son was transported to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak with non-life threatening injuries.
A preliminary investigation indicates the woman's vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe, and another unknown vehicle were traveling north on Woodward at a high rate of speed near Adams, police reports said.
The woman's vehicle then left the road south of Lincoln and rolled on its side, striking a traffic signal pole. Kiernan said it's unknown if the two vehicles had contact. The woman and the 5-year-old were pronounced dead on the scene.
Kiernan said the second vehicle — described by several witnesses only as a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Cadillac Escalade — continued north on Woodward.
Witnesses said the SUV that drove away had chrome wheels and dark-tinted windows. Kiernen said the vehicle should have damage to its passenger side.
Surveillance videos in the area are currently being investigated by police, and Kiernan said the Oakland County Sheriff Department's Accident Investigation Unit is assisting in the investigation
"We don't even know what we have yet," Kiernan said. "We don't know if it was road rage, or what."
Police are currently not releasing the names of the victims out of respect for the families and while a medical examiner investigates the incident, Kiernan said.
Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call the Birmingham Police Department at 248-530-1865.