Passenger in vehicle fleeing police in Flint killed in crash

FLINT, Mich. (AP) – The motorist who sped off during what started as a routine traffic stop in Flint is injured and his passenger is dead after the vehicle he was driving crashed.

In a news release, the Michigan State Police say troopers who pulled over the vehicle just after 12 a.m. Sunday noticed a handgun inside and what appeared to be narcotics when they approached. The release says the driver sped off and the troopers chased the vehicle in their squad car.

About 1.5 miles away, the vehicle crashed, injuring the driver and killing his passenger. The names of the two men, both Flint residents, haven’t been released.