DETROIT (WWJ) — Police are on the scene in northwest Detroit where two people were killed in a crash while fleeing police on Friday.

Michigan State Police tell WWJ Newsradio 950 that officers tried to pull over a Chrysler 300 when seeing a passenger without a seatbelt near Ford Road and the Southfield Freeway.

The suspect exited the freeway into a residential area — at Ashton Ave. near Paul Ave. — when officers followed.

“As they were fleeing to the area they got about a block ahead of the troopers when they ran through a stop sign and then struck the front end of a passenger van that was proceeding down Ashton Street,” MSP Lt. Michael Shaw said. “The driver of the 300 lost control and eventually struck a tree.”

Both the driver and the passenger were killed instantly in the crash. Police are urging motorists to avoid the area.

[Stay with and LISTEN LIVE to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest]


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