Detroit firefighter/paramedics and police responded about 10:15 p.m. Thursday to a rollover crash at Forest E and Holcomb. Emergency responders and neighborhood residents found the teens head on a sidewalk at the crash scene, but initially could not find the victim’s body. Witnesses said the head was on the ground uncovered for about five hours before the rest of the body was found.
Police believed the wrecked, silver Jeep Liberty was stolen about 30 minutes before the crash. Police searched yards near the crash, but no body was found. About five hours later, police aboard a helicopter found the teens body on the roof of a warehouse near the crash scene.
Police investigator and accident reconstruction specialist Christopher Weitzel explains how the teen’s body and head may have become separated.
Police estimate the Jeep Liberty was driven about 70 mph before it hit a curb and rolled violently off of the roadway.
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