SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A high-speed chase ended in a crash early Tuesday morning at Greenfield and 9 Mile roads in Southfield.
Two people were in the vehicle. Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The southbound lanes of Greenfield Road at 9 Mile Road were closed for hours.
State police say chase started in Royal Oak
Michigan State Police said the chase started Monday night in Royal Oak. Troopers attempted to stop suspects involved in an auto tires and rims theft ring. Police said the suspects may have been committing these tire and rim thefts for more than two years in Metro Detroit.
Details from state police:
Undercover units followed the suspects to the area of Lincoln and Campbell roads in the city of Royal Oak. Metro South troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the suspects as they were observed attempting to break into vehicles. One suspect vehicle stopped at the scene and the second vehicle struck a Metro South patrol vehicle when troopers attempted to make a stop. A pursuit was initiated by troopers and ended in the area of Greenfield and 9 Mile roads in the city of Southfield. The suspect vehicle lost control and overturned when it struck a cement barrier. One occupant was ejected from the vehicle and a second was temporary trapped under the rolled over vehicle. Troopers freed the second subject and EMS responded to provide medical aid. Both subjects were transported to local hospital and are listed in temporary serious condition.
State police said both vehicles were stolen. Three suspects, all men in their 30s from Metro Detroit, were taken into custody.
No troopers were injured. A state police vehicle did sustain minor damage after being struck by one of the vehicles.
"The suspects were wanted by several police agencies for their involvement in numerous thefts throughout the metro area as well as assaulting police officers in Canton Township," state police said in a statement. "This investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to gather information. The Western Wayne Community Response Team is a multi-jurisdictional task force led by the MSP and supported by many local agencies in western Wayne County."