Deadly Canton Twp. accident claims 2 lives - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Deadly Canton Twp. accident claims 2 lives

Posted: Updated:
Two young woman died after this yellow Chevy Cavalier was struck early Tuesday morning.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) Two young woman died after this yellow Chevy Cavalier was struck early Tuesday morning. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)

Three people in a Chevy Cavalier were heading southbound on Canton Center Road at around 2:10 Tuesday morning when a Monte Carlo traveling eastbound on Michigan Avenue slammed into them.

18-year-old Brooke Kennedy and 19-year-old Danielle Beavers, passengers inside the Cavalier, were killed.

It was a blinking red light for the Cavalier, which amounts to a stop signal.  The Monte Carlo faced with a blinking yellow ended up slamming into the Cavalier.  The driver of the car that hit the victims spoke with Fox 2's Al Allen.

"I looked in the car.  It was bad," said Javarius Snowden.  "Some fellow... he came out here.  He checked their pulse or whatever.  One of the girls coughed.  After that I just blacked out."

Family members of the girls that were killed were at the scene Tuesday morning were wondering how two young lives could be gone so soon.

Police are still investigating how this may have happened.  Alcohol has not been ruled out, but it does not appear to be a factor.

"At this point, we don't have anything to support alcohol or drugs were a factor or speed for that matter," said Canton Township Police Sergeant Pat Sullivan.  "At this point, it looks like probably one of the cars ran the light."

The two young ladies had a lot of friends at the Ruby Tuesday where they worked.  We talked with one of the managers inside.  With tears in his eyes, he said he has the difficult job of telling each and every person who comes in who worked with the women that now they're gone.

The Cavalier's 24-year-old male driver from Whitaker and the Monte Carlo's 21-year-old male driver from Westland both were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

"It does not look like ... the other [driver had] any time to brake, so it was probably a full impact," Sullivan said.

Now friends and family are remembering two young ladies, best friends, that had the rest of their lives ahead of them.  A reminder of how quickly those we love can be taken away.

We understand family members may have a hard time with the funeral expenses.  We are in touch with family friends.  We'll let you know if there is anything you can do to help them out.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Michigan girl mauled by racoon receives wave of support

    Michigan girl mauled by racoon receives wave of support

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:52:22 GMT
    She told us all she wanted was to wear earrings -- and now she's got a lot of options. We'll show you how Charlotte is healing after surgery to replace her ear... and how you've made a difference. Her story includes a tragic accident, but also a tremendous outpouring of support. The 12-year-old girl from western Michigan who was attacked by a raccoon, shows us how the generosity of others is helping her heal. "This is all the jewelry people sent me," she said. Dozens of pairs of earrings and ...
    She told us all she wanted was to wear earrings -- and now she's got a lot of options. We'll show you how Charlotte is healing after surgery to replace her ear... and how you've made a difference. Her story includes a tragic accident, but also a tremendous outpouring of support. The 12-year-old girl from western Michigan who was attacked by a raccoon, shows us how the generosity of others is helping her heal. "This is all the jewelry people sent me," she said. Dozens of pairs of earrings and ...
  • Funeral arrangements set for murdered Armada teen

    Funeral arrangements set for murdered Armada teen

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:36:17 GMT
    Funeral arrangements have been set for the 14-year-old murdered in Armada last week. Meanwhile, investigators are still looking for a suspect.
    Funeral arrangements have been set for the 14-year-old murdered in Armada last week. Meanwhile, investigators are still looking for a suspect.
  • Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:10:35 GMT
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices