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Police pursuit ends in tragic accident


Last updated 7/20/2017 at Noon

A hand-written sign and flowers around a tree mark the place where the car came to rest after running off the road during a high-speed chase on Village Green Drive last Saturday night. The driver of the car was reportedly trying to elude Mill Creek police when he was unexplainably ejected from the speeding vehicle, then run over by the police car in pursuit. The driver died at the scene. The police officer has been placed on administrative leave.

The routine stop of a speeding vehicle by Mill Creek police last Saturday night led to a fatality when the driver was ejected from his vehicle near the 1800 block Village Green Drive.

The chase began before 11 p.m. on July 15 when a Mill Creek Police officer observed a vehicle exceeding the speed limit. The officer followed the suspicious vehicle on Mill Creek Boulevard just prior to where it becomes Village Green Drive and continued on to the 1800 block of Village Green Drive.

The officer reportedly struck something in the roadway, stopped and observed that the vehicle he had been pursui...

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