Fatal crash in West Bloomfield follows short FHPD chase

UPDATE: One person is dead and another remains on life support after Farmington Hills police ended an early morning high speed chase that began in the area of 13 Mile Road and Northwestern Highway.

According to a department press release, a police officer attempted a traffic stop at 4:13 a.m., but the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. Shortly after a pursuit ended, the vehicle crashed at Northwestern and Orchard Lake Road, north of 14 Mile Road in West Bloomfield Township.

A West Bloomfield Township officer told WDIV-TV that the area would be closed “at least until about 9 a.m.”. The driver ran her vehicle into a telephone pole, scattering crash debris. She was hospitalized; her passenger died.