A Michigan woman is facing a second-degree murder charge after police say she intentionally crashed her car. The deliberate crash killed 55-year-old Patricia Nwaneri.
Police say the driver, Ponya Lee, was arguing on the phone with her girlfriend prior to the crash.
"I heard the whole accident on the phone and I heard my car getting crashed and OnStar coming on," said Cynthia Dozier, who was Lee’s girlfriend prior to the crash but, for obvious reasons, is now her ex-girlfriend.
Police say Lee intentionally sped up and ran a red light before crashing her car.
"She greatly increased her speed, approximately 60 miles per hour, she went through a red light," said Westland police Sgt. Randy Thivierge.
Lee was briefly hospitalized and then released. Dozier said the couple’s argument continued at home. Dozier ran out of the house to leave the argument, but the crazed Lee started chasing after her with a Samurai sword.
"I ran out. I told everybody to run and sure enough she came out and started pointing the sword at different people," said Dozier.
Lee hit two people with the sword, but they were not harmed. She was detained by police and is being held at the Wayne County Jail without bond.
Patricia Nwaneri, the victim of the car crash, was a nurse at the St. Jude Nursing Center in Livonia, Michigan. She is survived by four children.