Four people in a minivan were traveling on Ray Road near Oxford Road at around 8:30 p.m. local time when the crash occurred. The minivan smashed into the garbage truck sitting in the road, which had suffered a mechanical failure.
The minivan driver and passenger, died from the collision. One of the victims received treatment at a hospital before succumbing to injuries. A 32-year-old passenger and a 5-year-old in the minivan also received treatment at a hospital. The child is listed as in stable condition, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The driver of the minivan was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. According to the Detroit Free Press, the garbage truck driver suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized as a precautionary measure.
The following information regarding large truck traffic crashes is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).