Suspect of stolen car out of Taylor flees River Rouge police before dying in crash

The driver of a suspected stolen vehicle out of Taylor fled police in River Rouge late Tuesday night before dying in a crash in Detroit.

According to the River Rouge Public Safety Department, around 11:40 p.m. on March 30, police attempted a traffic stop on a blue Chevrolet Spark for running a red light. 

The suspect driver first stopped then began driving again, traveling west on Visger Road into Detroit. 

The fleeing vehicle soon crashed into a passenger car at the intersection of Visger and Beatrice, causing it to flip over. 

The suspect, described as a 47-year-old white man, required rescuing from his vehicle by the Rouge River Fire Department before being taken to the Oakwood Beaumont Hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

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The driver and passenger in the second vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at a local hospital. 

The investigation is now being headed by the Detroit Police Fatal Squad.