1 dead after high speed crash at Metro Parkway and Groesbeck Hwy

Police are investigating a deadly accident at Metro Parkway and Groesbeck in Clinton Township. We're told the driver who was killed was going at least 70 mph. 

Metro Parkway is closed from Gratiot to Groesbeck, and Groesbeck is closed at Metro Parkway right now. Drivers are urged to avoid the area. 

The crash happened just before 3:30 a.m. An officer doing traffic enforcement in the area saw a black Rendezvous going around 70 mph, but before the officer could initiate a traffic stop the driver got in a crash. 

Clinton Township police say the driver appears to have ran a red light and crashed into a Malibu going the other direction. The driver of the Rendezvous was killed, and the person in the Malibu was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. 

Police say the person killed was a 24-year-old man from Detroit. 

"It's concerning. Throughout the course of our investigation we'll hopefully learn why it is that the individual was speeding and operating the vehicle in disregard for safety," said Sgt. Anthony Coppola with the Clinton Township police.

Police say speed was a factor in the crash and are also looking into whether drugs or alcohol were involved. 

A utility pole and a traffic light were also knocked over during the crash. The area is expected to be closed quite some time for clean up. 

Around 11 a.m. a crew was putting up a traffic light at the intersection. Once the light is installed the area of road will be able to reopen.