Detroit police officer killed in serious crash on Michigan Avenue at Clark

Officer rushed to hospital

Detroit police Officer Darren Weathers (WDIV)
Detroit police Officer Darren Weathers (WDIV)

DETROIT – A police officer was killed Tuesday morning in a serious crash in Detroit. 

The crash happened at about 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Michigan and Clark avenues in Southwest Detroit. 

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The officer was identified as Darren Weathers. He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He was 25.

Weathers grew up on Detroit’s east side. He was a veteran and fought in Afghanistan.

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Chief James Craig said Weathers was killed during a training exercise, but that it was too soon to know what cause factors were involved.

It's not known how many vehicles were involved in this crash or if anyone else was injured. At least two vehicles were involved in the crash including an SUV and sedan. One of the vehicles is cut in half. 

Michigan Avenue is closed in both directions.

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