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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.
Mark Zielman July 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Terrible... Who would be crazy enough to pull another Lawrence DeLisle from 1989? I'll be sure to remember everyone in my prayers.
Mary Gasiewski July 15, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Thank you, Patch for keeping us posted. We're praying for those in the accident and their families. And the people who had to witness it.
Michele Rydlicki July 15, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Prayers that there were no innocent victims in the incident. Especially kids.
Katie Elizabeth Baker July 16, 2013 at 12:24 AM
You don't know what leads people to do the things they do, so don't judge them.
monkeypretzel July 16, 2013 at 12:31 AM
no one is judging anyone. it was just a comment regarding the driver because it was said from a witness that it appeared to be done on purpose. so, in that regards you would have to be crazy enough to do something like that if it was done on purpose. just saying. in regards to all the victims if not just one person in this accident I hope they find them alive which I dont believe to be in this case and if it is true that it's a recovery and not a rescue, rest in peace! may god be with you!
Gina July 16, 2013 at 09:04 AM
"Would have to be crazy?" How about despair, depressed, hopeless. To use the word crazy is indicative of how emotional and mental heath issues are viewed in society.
JJ July 16, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Gina,OR, He or she may have been on drugs,dope,drunk or just plain NUTS because most individuals that you mentioned,take only their own life! Ya! CRAZY FITS!
michelle July 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM
They only recovered one victim for those who have not checked out other news sites. A 54 yr old woman.
Gina July 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM
If you knew anything about addiction, JJ, there is always an underlying mental health issue, depression, despair, hopelessness or some kind of pain. I would like to know your definition of, "just plain nuts." As Michelle stated above, so far they have only recovered one body, hers.
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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