Police chase ends in car crash

UPDATE (9:57pm): One person was injured after leading police on a chase through three counties before flipping his car on a major interstate.

It started after Clinton County sheriff deputies responded to a report of a crime in progress at “US 127 Motorsports” in Greenbush Township.

When deputies arrived, they say the suspect took off – sometimes at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour – along U.S. 127 and Interstate 96.

The chase went through Ingham County and into Livingston County. The suspect twice avoided stop-sticks before losing control of the Chevy Trailblazer between Howell and Brighton and rolled over in the median.

Deputies from all three counties, as well as the Michigan State Police troopers from two different posts took part in the chase.

The suspect suffered minor injuries and is now in the Clinton County jail. He’ll spend the weekend there before being formally charged on Monday.


UPDATE (8:57pm): A source tells 6 News the maroon Chevy Trailblazer involved in the chase was totaled after crashing into the left wall at high speed along Interstate 96. It prompted police to close the one lane of the highway for least 20 minutes.

The chase appeared to begin in Clinton County. We have calls in to two sheriff’s departments and the state police to get more details for you. We’ll update this story as necessary.

ORIGINAL STORY (8:34pm): A high speed chase through mid-Michigan came to an end in Livingston County tonight.

It appears to have started around 7:30 p.m. as the car sped south down U.S. 127 and then went east on Interstate 96.

6 News has video of an SUV speeding down the highway through Lansing, being pursued by police.

The chase appeared to end about a half hour later.

We also have pictures of an SUV that left long skid marks as it ran off the highway near the Latson Road exit on I 96 in Livingston County.

That car is surrounded by numerous police cars.

We have a photographer at the scene and a reporter on the way and we’ll have more details both online and on air tonight on 6 News at 11.


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