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2 Killed In Crash After Corvette Flees Traffic Stop

August 03, 2018 - 6:31 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Two people were killed Friday morning after a driver took off from a traffic stop and crashed into another vehicle along Telegraph Road.

It all started when police in Southfield attempted to stop a Corvette on southbound US-24 near 8 Mile Road.

"The Corvette fled from a traffic stop. The officers did not engage, as I was told," Detroit Police Sgt. Paul Warner told WWJ's Mike Campbell. "The Corvette then rear ends a car that is making a turn from the Michigan turn around to head southbound Telegraph."

The 41-year-old driver of that vehicle, a Chrysler Pacifica, was fatally wounded. The 46-year-old driver of the Corvette was also killed in the crash. 

"After that fatal accident, there was a secondary crash that was driving through the crime scene," Warner said.

That vehicle, a Dodge Charger, struck the Pacifica, continued through the crime scene and struck a fourth vehicle, a Chrysler 200, then fled the scene. 

The driver of the 200 was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. 

Police are still searching for the Dodge Charger. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. 

Telegraph Road was closed for several hours at police were investigating the crash scene, but has since reopened to traffic.