3 people killed in Van Buren Township crash

- At least three people were killed in a crash at Ecorse and Belleville roads, according to police.

The crash happened just after 6 p.m. in Van Buren Township and has closed the intersection in all directions.

ABOVE: Video of the crash scene - it may be upsetting to some viewers, discretion is advised.

FOX 2's Randy Wimbley has learned the crash involved six cars triggered by a rear-end collision. 

One of the victims who died is also the father of an 11-year-old who was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Police are asking drivers to avoid the area while the crash investigation is underway. The closure of the intersection is expected to last for hours.

FOX 2 viewer Tony Miles provided video of the crash aftermath that show three vehicles with a fourth unrecognizable car in the distance, laying on its side, on fire.

No further details have been released at this time.

Stay with FOX 2 for more information as it becomes available. 

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