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After police pursuit on Detroit’s east side, a shooting suspect dies in a high-speed crash with a USPS semi truck

August 16, 2022

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A suspect wanted for firing shots into a car and a home is dead after his vehicle collided with a semi truck while fleeing from Detroit police Tuesday morning, WWJ’s Charlie Langton reports.

Langton said there was a heavy police presence on Houston Whittier St. and Chalmers just after 8 a.m. surrounding a Chrysler 300 crushed under a postal truck.

The driver of the Chrysler was pronounced dead.

“It’s a gruesome scene,” Langton said as Detroit fire crews had to use the Jaws of Life to free the body from the vehicle that had been draped with a tarp.

Roughly 50 onlookers gathered in the area as officials worked, Langton reported.

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