Medical Emergency believed to be cause of Fatal Crash on Detroit’s west side

DETROIT, MI – A medical emergency is believed to have caused a man in a passenger van to crash in front of a home near Stahelin and W. Warren in Detroit on Monday April 30th, 2018.

Stahelin and W. Warren

[Photo Credit: Ladii Lathan]

At approximately 6:30PM, residents in the area ran up the 6000 block on Stahelin after the driver had struck 3 cars and then hit a 4th before his van came to rest in the front yard of a home.

The driver of the van died at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the pictured white Chevy Impala was sitting in his car when his vehicle was hit by the van. Family and friends stated that after he was taken by ambulance to Oakwood hospital that he will be alright. 

Witnesses said that it was fortunate that someone was not hit and killed because there were several children playing outside since this was the first warm day of Spring that the Detroit area has experienced this year.

Somehow the body of van driver ended up on the passenger side of the vehicle. That could have been possible from the impact of hitting the various other vehicles and not having a seatbelt on. 

The age and name of the victim is unknown at this time. It is believed that he had a heart attack while behind the wheel of the van. There were no other passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

No further information is available at this time.  Please check back for any updates.