Police call off search for 2 men near I-94 and Zeeb Road after high-speed chase, no arrests made
Local police were reportedly looking for two armed men who led them on a high-speed chase after 5:30 p.m. Monday along Interstate 94 this evening before crashing their vehicle and fleeing on foot.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derrick Jackson said police chased a silver Dodge Caliber, which traveled westbound down the right shoulder of the freeway during the middle of the afternoon rush hour.
At 9:45 p.m., Jackson said the search for the two men had been called off and no arrests had been made. He said the investigation into the incident would continue.
There were no reported injuries as a result of the chase and the accidents.
Jackson said reports indicated the Caliber reached speeds of 110 miles per hour - including on the shoulder of the highway - while attempting to outrun police.
The chase began near Ypsilanti Township just a few minutes after 5 p.m. Monday.
Jackson said he believed the chase started after police received a call from a woman who said her daughter loaned her car to two men and they were refusing to give it back. He said he only had preliminary details on the beginning of the chase, and would have more information on Tuesday.
The man driving the Caliber struck another vehicle at I-94 and Zeeb Road and the two suspects fled the area on foot, heading north into the woods, Jackson said.
The two men were described as black and about 19 years old. One was wearing a white baseball hat, a white, red and black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
A patrol car that was following the vehicle was involved in an accident and lost sight of the Caliber, Jackson said. He said officers from different police agencies, including K-9 units, headed to the scene and were involved in the search.
The crash caused I-94 to be partially closed at Zeeb Road.
There was no Nixle alert sent out to residents in the area, as is usual police protocol. Jackson said the order to send out the alert had been given, but he wasn't sure why it was never released