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13-Year-Old Michigan Girl Killed in Crash By Jeep Fleeing Police

5 Others Hurt in the Crash Near Detroit

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WALLED LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A 13-year-old suburban Detroit girl has died and five other people have been hurt in a multi-vehicle crash caused by a driver who was fleeing police, authorities said.

Walled Lake police officers were pursuing a Jeep Gladiator Wednesday evening when its driver ran a red light and struck a Honda Fit and Chevrolet Equinox. The Honda then struck a Cadillac STX, the Oakland County sheriff’s office said Thursday.

Paramedics pulled the 13-year-old Commerce Township girl from the Honda. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Her 10-year-old sister was thrown from the Honda by the impact of the crash. She was in critical condition at a hospital. Their 51-year-old mother was driving and was in serious condition.

It was not immediately known if they were wearing seatbelts, according to the sheriff’s office.

The 43-year-old driver of the Chevrolet and a 10-year-old passenger were wearing seatbelts. The 58-year-old driver of the Cadillac also was wearing a seatbelt. They were treated at a hospital Wednesday night and released.

Two people inside the Jeep ran away. No arrests have been made. The sheriff’s office did not release further details about the police chase.

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Walled Lake police requested the sheriff’s office to investigate the crash.

Walled Lake is 35 miles northwest of Detroit.

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