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Police chase through Howell ends with car crashing into house

A police chase through Howell Monday resulted in a car crashing into a house.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies were patrolling eastbound I-96 near M-59 in Howell Township at approximately 2:47 p.m. when they attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2014 Ford Explorer after determining that it returned stolen out of Melvindale. The vehicle failed to pull over and accelerated at a high rate of speed and continued east on I-96.

The 2014 Explorer exited at D-19 and went northbound through the city of Howell at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued north onto Oak Grove Road still being pursued by deputies who where in a fully marked patrol vehicle with emergency lights and siren activated. The vehicle failed to slow down for the sharp curve located at Sanford Road and Faussett Road and lost control. The vehicle left the roadway to the north and struck the house located at the corner.

The driver, a 42-year-old Allen Park resident, and the passenger, a 49-year-old Romulus resident, were taken into custody and transported by Livingston County Ambulance to Trinity Health Livingston Hospital for treatment for possible injuries sustained in the crash.

They were then processed and lodged in the Livingston County Jail.

The residence that was struck was occupied at the time of the crash, but no occupants were injured.

This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were assisted on scene by the Michigan State Police, Livingston County Ambulance, and Howell Area Fire.


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