DETROIT (WWJ) – Two women are dead and a child is hospitalized following a high-speed crash along a Detroit freeway service drive.

The crash happened around 6:50 a.m. Thursday along the eastbound I-94 service drive at Chene, not far from the GM Hamtramck Assembly Plant.

According to police, a 1993 Ford sedan was traveling northbound on Chene at “freeway speeds” when the vehicle struck a viaduct and then slammed into a light pole on the freeway overpass.

The driver, a 41-year-old woman, was ejected from the vehicle and declared dead at the scene.

The other woman and an 8-year-old boy were trapped inside the vehicle. The woman died from her injuries. The child was taken to the hospital with chest injuries and last reported in temporary serious condition.

Police have closed the area to traffic as their investigation continues.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest forecast during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. See live, local radar at this link; and check for accidents on local freeways here.

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