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UPDATED: Vehicle Drives Into Detroit River in Wyandotte

Members of a dive team are on site, searching the water for the motorists.

A vehicle, with possibly more than one person inside, careened into the Detroit River on Monday evening near Bishop Park.  Members of a dive team are on site, searching the water for the motorists.
A vehicle, with possibly more than one person inside, careened into the Detroit River on Monday evening near Bishop Park. Members of a dive team are on site, searching the water for the motorists.
Wyandotte Patch Editor Nate Stemen contributed to this report.

A vehicle, with possibly more than one person inside, careened into the Detroit River at about 8:45 p.m. Monday near Bishop Park. Police do not believe anyone survived the crash.

Members of the Wayne County Underwater Search and Recovery Team are on site, searching the water for the motorists. The Coast Guard also has vessels searching the water. The vessels were circling an area at about 11 p.m. where they believe the truck is, officials said. Members of the Coast Guard are using sonar technology to locate the vehicle.

Wyandotte and Grosse Ile police and fire also are on the scene. A stretcher is already up and assembled, ready to transport anyone as soon as they're pulled from the river.

Doris Michael, the owner of the former Why Not Costumes, said she saw the driver of a red pickup truck throw a beer bottle, accelerate behind Edible Arrangements, crash through the guard rail near the Detroit River and crash into the water at a high rate of speed.

Wyandotte Fire Chief Jeffrey Carley said witnesses told firefighters that there could have been up to three people in the truck when it went into the river. Their genders are unknown, but Carley said witnesses said the driver had long hair. At this time, Carley said, no one has yet been rescued from the river.

Due to the amount of time the people have been in the water, the matter has now been classified as a recovery effort rather than a rescue effort, Wyandotte Police Chief Daniel Grant said at about 10:15 p.m.

Members of the Southgate Police Department are handling Wyandotte's emergency calls due to the number of Wyandotte officers on the case.

For more on the incident, watch two videos filmed at the scene Monday night.
Jon Dufresne July 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM
"with possibly more than one person inside"...where did that come from, MJA? They only pulled one body from the water and witnesses reported only seeing one person inside. Reckless to speculate. Irresponsible to introduce. Isn't it interesting that all of a sudden when a "big" story happens in Wyandotte (if you can really have a 'big' story there), all of a sudden his majesty crawls off his "community editor" (or whatever BS title they gave you) throne and tries to write articles again.
John_T July 16, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Jon Dufresne wrote: "They only pulled one body from the water and witnesses reported only seeing one person inside. Reckless to speculate. Irresponsible to introduce." From the article: "Wyandotte Fire Chief Jeffrey Carley said witnesses told firefighters that there could have been up to three people in the truck when it went into the river. " Guess reading comprehension is not your strong suit.
michelle July 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Jon, without getting into why you may be disgruntled with "MJA", I had read other places that "witnesses" did claim to see possibly 3 people. Maybe from WDIV and WXYZ. I think one guy said he was there and saw three guys in the car (when they ended up pulling out one woman). Either the guy was seeing things or making up a more interesting story. Either way, we all know that not all random "witnesses" on the street can be reliable.
JJ July 16, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Gina,I'm only going by from what I've read here,some say there was more then one person in the truck and one person who said they only saw one person who threw an empty beer bottle out of the truck just before the fatal incident. P.S. Some who get DRUNK,get violent,some get happy and others who are depressed drink to ease their pain,and others get very melancholy. The same holds true for those who do drugs or dope. So those who choose either one ( are NUTS ). I had a VERY good friend of mine who was Mr. HAPPY when he got drunk and one night he drove home Mr. HAPPY and killed a man who had ( 5 ) children,Mr. HAPPY was never the same. P.P.S. But all of us are just speculating and we really don't know why what happened really took place! We may all be surprised when everything comes to light! Whatever the reason,my sympathies to the family or families!!!
Cheryl Leslie July 16, 2013 at 04:26 PM
The woman in the truck was my best friend since I was 8 years old. Please be kind and just pray for her boys and her family. I am absolutely heartbroken.

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