DETROIT (WWJ) – One man is dead and a woman is clinging to life after a rollover crash on Detroit’s west side.

The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday on Fenkell Avenue and Quincy, just east of Livernois.

Police say the woman was speeding down eastbound Fenkell when she lost control of her car, which went airborne, flipped and struck a building. Witnesses claim she could have been going up to 100 miles per hour.

A man, who was a passenger in the car, was partially thrown out of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman is hospitalized in extremely critical condition.

Steven James, who lives nearby, said the sound of the crash was incredible.

“It shook my windows,” James told WWJ’s Charlie Langton. “It woke me straight up out of my sleep right out the bed, man. I jumped straight up. I thought they was inside my house.”

Fenkell is closed between Livernois and Dexter as police investigate.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.

 

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