Four Victims Identified from Fatal Single Vehicle Crash on I-94 in Harper Woods


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HARPER WOODS, MI – Four people were killed in a single vehicle crash on I-94 near 8 Mile Rd overpass early Monday morning. The only survivor of the deadly accident was a 1-year-old baby boy.

On Monday November 13th, 2017, at approximately 1:05 AM, the Michigan State Police (MSP) Metro North Post responded to a traffic crash that occurred on eastbound I-94 near Eight Mile Road in Harper Woods.




The four victims are identified as: The driver: Doreal (Dorii) Rogers, 20-years-old, Front seat passenger: Alesia Maddox, 20-years-old, Rear seat passenger: Armonie Maddox, 18-years-old and Rear seat passenger: Ervin Johnson, 18-years-old. They were all Detroit residents.

The accident was right at the border of Harper Woods and St. Clair Shores on a stretch of I-94 that has been dubbed ‘dead mans curve’.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Buick SUV was traveling in the left lane, at a high rate of speed, passing other traffic, when the driver, Dorii Rogers, lost control while passing other motorists, crossed three lanes of traffic and struck a bridge. The vehicle was occupied by four adults. There was also a 1-year-old baby boy in the vehicle.

All of the adult passengers were killed instantly in the crash. The child, Baby Josiah, was buckled into his car seat and sustained minor injuries.

Seat-belts were not worn in the crash by any of the adults. Only Josiah was buckled in with his car seat.

Troopers from the Metro North Post and the Traffic Crash reconstruction unit continue to investigate this tragic accident.

A Go Fund Me account has been established.  Ollia Harris wrote this for the entry page of that fund:

“Early this morning (11/13/17 ) my family received horrible, devastating, and tragic news. We lost 3 of our young family members. Ages 18-21. The baby survived this tragedy, but have to grow up without his mom. We are in need of your support to raise $30,000 to bury our loved ones and see them to rest. Thank you for your donations & support”. 

If you would like to donate to that fund, please Click Here.

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