EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, MI : Chase ends in crash; 1 killed, 1 injured on Tuesday, 21st February 2023
A road rage incident early Tuesday led to a police chase near Muskegon and a crash that killed an innocent passerby and injured the suspect, the sheriff’s office says.
Muskegon County dispatchers got a report of the road rage case, which had started in neighboring Ottawa County, just after midnight. Muskegon County Undersheriff Ken Sanford said a deputy spotted the vehicles and followed them to a mobile home park on Carr Road north of E. Apple Avenue. When the deputy turned on his cruiser’s flashing lights, one of the cars stopped but the other took off. The deputy gave chase.
“He followed that vehicle onto Hall Road, still with the lights on, and the vehicle accelerated away from him. (The deputy) activated his siren and began to pursue the vehicle on Hall Road eastbound,” the undersheriff said. “They continued eastbound all the way to Maple Island Road. Our deputy was several hundred feet behind the vehicle.”
Sanford said it was about 2 minutes between the time the cruiser’s flashing lights were activated and when the crash happened.