Police: erratic driver causes fatal crash

Posted at 6:50 PM, Jul 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 23:33:07-04

SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. -- Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened in Kalamazoo County Sunday afternoon.

It happened around 3:45 p.m. along 14th Street and W  XY Avenue in Schoolcraft.

According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office, a Schoolcraft Police officer saw a vehicle driving carelessly in the village limits and attempted to follow the car. However, they were unable to catch up to the vehicle due to high speeds.

"We heard a loud bang and actually felt the house shake a little bit," said neighbor David Bailey. "It was amazing the fact you could see where the impact happened and how far south they ended up from where the impact had happened."

A short time later, officials say that officer came up on the crash scene, which involved the same vehicle in question.

Investigators say the erratic driver didn't stop for the stop sign and rear-ended another vehicle, killing the passenger inside. Both the suspect and the other driver were taken to the hospital.

"It’s usually pretty quiet out here when something like this happens it’s kind of a shock to all the neighbors," said Bailey.

No names have been released.