DETROIT (WWJ) –  Two cars collided along Northbound Van Dyke at 7 Mile Road in Detroit Friday morning, causing one to launch over the curb and slam into a utility pole.

According to witnesses, the crash claimed the life of one person and left another in critical condition.

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WWJ’s Vickie Thomas spoke with Maleek Dillon, who witnessed the crash. Dillon said the traffic signals were not working when a dark grey Dodge Charger slammed into a white Cadillac at a high rate of speed, causing it to take out a light pole as it jumped the curb.

“All the lights were completely off. That side of 7 Mile don’t have no power, from here to Chalmers,” said Dillon.

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“I heard a crash and by the time I turned around, I saw the Charger coming from the 6 Mile area, coming down Van Dyke, and the Cadillac was coming eastbound down 7 Mile. So, when I turned around completely I saw the Cadillac bounce off the first pole and landed on the second pole where it is now,” he continued.

There are, however, conflicting reports whether or not the traffic lights at the intersection were working at the time of the accident.

Police have not yet confirmed a fatality or any other injuries.

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