Driver killed in horrific crash when car stalled on The Lodge

A 23-year-old woman was killed Friday when her car stalled on the lodge in the middle of rush hour.

One person was killed in an accident on The Lodge during rush hour Friday morning after two cars collided.

The accident happened just after 7 am on M 10 at Telegraph Road when a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am stalled in the center lane.

The driver of the car, 23-year-old Lativia Coker of Ypsilanti, was sitting in the vehicle when she was rear-ended by a 2013 Ford Taurus tha was unable to stop.

According to police, Coker died instantly.

Arij Nehhas captured video of the scene and says the impact was devastating

"There's police, ambulance, and crashed car. It looked really bad," Nehhas said.

Officials with MSP say the driver of the second vehicle received minor injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The accident shut down the Lodge for several hours, turning the highway into a parking lot.

"Every which way you took it was a struggle it was backed up everywhere," Darius Jordan said.

Police are working with the other driver to learn about the moments leading up to this tragic accident that has left a family without their precious loved one

"Prayers go out to the family cause it sounded bad. It sounded tragic," Jordan said.


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