Driver identified after early morning high speed crash

Posted at 9:29 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 21:29:28-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Grand Rapids Police have identified the driver who was ejected from his vehicle after a high-speed rollover crash on the city’s southeast side overnight.

Police say the incident started around 1:00 a.m. when an officer spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near Kalamazoo Avenue and Hall Street SE.  The officer attempted a traffic stop near Neland Avenue and Hall Street, but the driver kept going.

The pursuing officer immediately stopped the chase according to authorities, decreasing speed and turning off his emergency lights.  It was minutes later when a 911 call was received describing a single vehicle crash at nearby Neland Avenue and Watkins Street.

The same officer responded, finding the same vehicle that had run from the traffic stop had left the road, hit a curb and guide wire, then rolled over ejecting the driver from the vehicle.

That driver has been identified as Terrell Rena Mcdaniel, 41, who’s currently at St. Mary’s Hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries.

No formal charges have been initiated following the crash, but police are still investigating, adding speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this traffic crash is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3771.