Two Killed on Detroit’s Northwest Side after Police Pursuit

DETROIT, MI – Two people were killed after they fled from police on Detroit’s north west side on Friday afternoon, March 31st, 2017.

The crash occurred near Ford Road and the Southfield Freeway.

Michigan State Police Troopers tried to pull over a Chrysler 300 after they saw the passenger without a seatbelt.

The suspect exited the freeway at Ashton Ave as officers followed the vehicle.  When the car pulled over in a neighborhood near Ashton and Paul avenues, the driver kept his foot on the brake instead of putting the car in park, MSP Lt. Michael Shaw said. When the trooper asked the driver to put the car in park, the car sped off.

The driver of the vehicle ran through a stop sign and then struck the front end of a passenger van that was proceeding down Ashton Avenue.  The driver then lost control where the car then slammed into a tree.

The car is registered out of the state of Ohio and is not reported as a stolen vehicle.

Both the driver and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

MSP Metro Detroit tweeted “Expect police in the area”.

No further information is available at this time.  Please check back for updates.