SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) - Police say they have a runaway driver in custody after a crash in Southfield killed two young women.
Police say the crash happened early Tuesday morning as the driver was heading westbound on Northwestern Service Drive, attempting to take the curve onto southbound Berg Road. The driver wasn't able to make the turn and crashed into a tree. The vehicle rolled over.
Police say the driver, a 20-year-old man from Southfield, got out of the car and ran away from the accident.
One female passenger, a 21-year-old woman from Southfield, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another woman, also believed to be in her early 20s, was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Police say they caught up with the driver and arrested him a short time later. They didn't elaborate on how they found him.
Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, and that they did a breath test on the suspect and a blood draw at the hospital.
The crash is currently under investigation.
Police didn't give the names of the victim or the driver.