Innocent driver killed in high-speed crash with stolen Mustang in Southwest Detroit

Innocent driver killed in Southwest Detroit, police say

DETROIT – An innocent driver was killed Tuesday when a man in a stolen Mustang ran a red light and caused a crash in Southwest Detroit, police said.

The high-speed crash happened near the intersection of Springwells and Gartner streets, just south of Verner Highway.

Police said a 51-year-old man was driving his black car when he was hit and killed by a blue Mustang.

Officials said the 18-year-old man driving the Mustang saw police at a party store and accelerated up to 100 mph on Springwells on the wrong side of the road.

Police said as they pulled out of the party store parking lot, they saw the Mustang smash into the black car near Gartner, sending both cars off the road.

The 18-year-old was taken into custody. He was not injured in the crash.