3 Identified in Fatal Crash on Jefferson Ave over Weekend

DETROIT, MI – The three people who lost their lives in a tragic car crash Saturday night on Jefferson Ave are now identified.

They are identified as Todd Blankenship, of River Rouge, Tyler Scott Lee, of Detroit, known on social media as Southwest Ty and Tyler Lee’s girlfriend Heather Marie, also of Detroit. All three victims were in their early 20’s.

On Saturday June 27th, 2020, at approximately 9:00 p.m., in the 9300 block of Jefferson, a blue Oldsmobile Intrigue was allegedly traveling east on Jefferson Ave at a high rate of speed, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the wall of the Detroit Water Treatment Plant.

As a result of the accident, three people were killed, two men and one woman. A fourth person was transported to the hospital and is listed in critical condition.

The circumstances surrounding this case are still being investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Detroit Police Department Fatal Squad at 313-596-2280 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

A Go Fund Me account has been established for Tyler Lee’s funeral expenses. If you would like to contribute to the fund, Please Click Here.

A Go Fund Me account has also been established for Todd Blankenship’s funeral expenses. If you would like to contribute to the fund, Please Click Here.

There is also a dinner fundraiser that will be held at Duke of Earls bar at 10411 W Jefferson Ave, River Rouge, MI 48218 on the 19th of July at 4:00 pm

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3 Identified in Fatal Crash on Jefferson Ave over Weekend