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.

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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.

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“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.

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