DETROIT, MI – The driver of a vehicle was killed on Detroit’s west side when he lost control of his car and slammed into a tree.
The driver is being identified as Richard Oliver, of Detroit. He was known on social media as Odem Bands.
The accident occurred on Tuesday March 20th, 2018, on Warren Street near Warwick in the Warrendale neighborhood. The vehicle, believed to be a Chevy Malibu, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Warwick Street when it crashed into a tree and burst into flames about 5:00AM.
Officers saw the car traveling at a high rate of speed and were going to initiate a traffic stop but the car hit the tree before that could happen.
Before police could get to him, it was to late. Odem Bands was trapped in the car when it burst into flames.
It is unknown why he was traveling at such a high rate of speed since he was not being pursued by police at the time of the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.