Victims killed in high speed crash were in parked car on Detroit's west side
Angel, left, and her sister Krystal with their grandfather Dr. Timothy Careathers. Both girls were in the Chevy Malibu that was hit, with Angel being killed.
DETROIT (WJBK) - A young couple was killed and two teen girls were seriously injured in a car accident caused by a man speeding down a Detroit neighborhood street.
Police say the 37-year-old man driving a silver Camaro was racing down Pickford Avenue near Peterson Playfield at Whitcomb Avenue when he lost control of the car, hit a curb and went airborne before slamming into a parked Chevy Malibu.
The crash killed a 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman who were in the front seat. An 18-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl in the back were seriously injured. The man who was driving the Camaro and caused the crash is also in serious condition at DMC's Sinai Grace.
People who live in the area recognized the Camaro almost immediately, saying it's the same car that uses their neighborhood as a speedway.
"He be over here every day. Him and his friend be racing because his friend got a black Camaro," said one man. "He's got that one, and they just be racing."
Police say it does not appear that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, but there will be a blood test.
Dr. Timothy Careathers' two granddaughters Krystal and Angel were inside the Chevrolet Malibu. Angel was killed in the crash. She was with her boyfriend, Zachary, who was also killed. Angel had just turned 21.
Careathers says Angel was a college student enrolled at WCCC, and was a volunteer in the community.
"She was a beautiful young lady," he says. "For her life to be snapped away at this moment because of a reckless driver, I just look at the preponderance of evidence and clearly know that something needs to be done in our city about the tragedies that are happening with our young people."
Careathers says his other granddaughter Krystal is having surgery on her leg Friday morning and they'll know more about her condition after that.
He says the other young woman who was sitting in the backseat with Krystal was Zachary's sister.
"It was just a brother and sister, a sister and a sister - as simple as that - sitting in the park, minding their own business and a reckless driver takes advantage of driving haphazardly down the street and causing my granddaughter to die," he says. "These were just good kids, the kids that you would want your children to be, and so my heart is breaking right now."