WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Suburban Detroit police say a man has died and a woman has been critically injured after the car they were riding in sped away from an attempted traffic stop and crashed.
West Bloomfield Police Chief Curt Lawson says 36-year-old driver Mathew Lee Mercado of Waterford Township was pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital after the early Wednesday crash. Lawson says Mercado’s passenger, 24-year-old Jazmene Shavonne Glynn of Warren, is on life-support at a hospital.
The Farmington Hills Police Department says in a statement that one of its officers tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation early Wednesday and the vehicle fled. The department says the officer stopped pursuing the vehicle, but it crashed shortly afterward in West Bloomfield Township.