DETROIT (WWJ) – A police chase on Detroit’s west side ended in a fatal crash when the wanted suspect allegedly drove through a red light and struck an innocent motorist.

The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday along Schaefer and the I-96 service drive, near Grand River Avenue.

Preliminary information is the suspect was involved in a domestic incident nearby, in 14000 block of Northlawn, where shots were fired. He fled the scene in a minivan, with police in tow, and eventually collided with a sedan on Schaefer. Witnesses say the man didn’t brake as he went through the red light. He was taken into custody at the scene.

“He was running away from the cops,” said one witness. “The light was stone-cold red. It wasn’t turning or nothing, it was stone-cold red.”

The other driver received fatal injuries. His identity has not yet been released.

An investigation is ongoing.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest.

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