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I-75 Wreck in Hazel Park Claims Two Chaldean Lives
By Rita Abro :: Saturday, October 15, 2011 :: 8835 Views :: Article Rating :: Community & Culture

I-75 Wreck in Hazel Park Claims Two Lives

Third Passenger is Only Survivor

Updated: Friday, 14 Oct 2011, 10:37 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 13 Oct 2011, 9:10 AM EDT

By ROBIN SCHWARTZ
WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com

HAZEL PARK, Mich. (WJBK) - A totaled Lincoln flipped over along I-75 just north of Eight Mile in Hazel Park.  21-year-old Feras Salem and 26-year-old Madonna Jarbo, both from Sterling Heights, were killed at the scene.

Madonna's sister, 20-year-old Marietta Jarbo, survived. Family members say she was not wearing a seat belt because it was stuck between the back seats. As a result, she was thrown through a window. They believe that's the only reason she's still alive.

The brother of the two girls told FOX 2 that he's visited Marietta in the hospital. He said she's conscious and talking, but is still in critical condition and expected to undergo surgery.

The two sisters worked at a Marathon station at 13 1/2 Mile and Ryan.

It's still not clear what caused the car to skid off the freeway, lose control and slam into a retaining wall. The pavement was wet around 10:20 Wednesday night. Family members are also waiting to learn whether alcohol was a factor in the deadly crash.