2 Dead, 3 Injured After Police Chase Leads To Car Slamming Into House In Detroit

An 18-year-old female and 19-year-old male were killed in the crash.

WWJ News
October 08, 2019 - 5:15 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- Two teenagers are dead and three other teens are in critical condition after a traffic stop on Detroit's east side turned into a police chase that ended with the suspects' car slamming into a house.

Authorities tell WWJ that Detroit police attempted to stop a car around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, but when they turned their lights on, the car took off.

As police chased the car, the suspect's vehicle collided with an SUV and then veered into a home on Chalmers, between Kercheval and Vernor. Police said a female, approximately 18 years old, and a male between the ages of 18 and 19 were killed in the crash.

Three other males, between the ages of 18 and 19 were injured in the crash and remained in critical condition at a hospital late Tuesday night. It was not clear whether anyone in the SUV was injured.

Authorities say the car burst into flames and caused a fire in the basement of the house. A woman who was in the house at the time of the crash, Cheryl Chambliss, was not injured but is now displaced due to damge to her home. She has set up a GoFundMe account for assistance.  

Police have not said what the reason was for the initial traffic stop and have not released names of anyone involved.

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