Posted on July 24, 2019

Video Shows Berkley Man Beaten to Death After Early Morning Car Crash on Detroit’s West Side

WJBK-TV, July 22, 2019

A 24-year-old man from Berkley was brutally beaten to death after a seemingly minor car crash on Detroit’s west side early Monday morning. The crash and beating were caught on surveillance video from a nearby gas station.


Tyler was beaten to death after police said he got into an accident around 2 a.m. at Livernois and Davison.

Police haven’t been able to say what caused the crash but say Tyler was driving a 2011 Buick Regal when he collided with a 2007 Chevy Impala.

Surveillance video from a nearby gas station showed the unidentified driver walk up to Tyler and punch him in the face. Several witnesses standing nearby watched Tyler drop to the ground.

Much of the video is too graphic to show, but, at one point, Tyler tried to get up but the punches and kicks continued.

A witness was able to pull the man off of Tyler, and the man even appeared to try to swing at that witness. Then everyone but Tyler walked away as they left him to die.


Detroit Police are asking anyone with information to call them or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.