REDFORD TOWNSHIP, MI – A suspect who was trying to flee police caused an accident at 6 Mile and Beech Daly roads in Redford Township killing an innocent 25-year-old woman today.
The Redford Police and Fire Departments responded to a crash at 10:15 this morning at the intersection of 6 Mile and Beech Daly. The crash involved two vehicles. One adult woman from Royal Oak, Fransesca Weatherhead, was killed. The other driver was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
Both vehicles involved in the crash ended up on the front lawn of Our Lady of Loretto Roman Catholic Church.
“A suspect and vehicle description was given by a witness as the suspect fled the scene. A Livonia patrol officer, in a marked scout car, observed a suspect and vehicle matching the description, east on 6 Mile just west of Inkster Road. The Officer attempted to catch up to the car, but it fled east on 6 Mile. Seconds later, the vehicle was involved in a traffic crash at 6 Mile and Beech Daly in Redford Township. There was a fatality and a non-life threatening injury as a result of the crash. A suspect is in custody. He has a criminal history of past Home Invasions.”
The names of the victim and the suspect have not yet been released. Additional information to be released later.