How a deadly crash on I-75 at Joslyn Road is linked to search for suspects at Oakland University

Crash happened 25 miles from where cars were stolen

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – A deadly crash on southbound I-75 at Joslyn Road in Auburn Hills involved a Ford Mustang that had been stolen out of Genesee County, officials said.

Crews were dispatched to the fiery crash at 4 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 14) after the vehicle crashed on the exit ramp. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they have not yet identified the driver.

Update: Shelter in place canceled at Oakland University after witness says gunmen fled area ‘hours ago’

Several vehicles were stolen from an auto dealership in Grand Blanc Township. Police said there was a shootout between the suspects and security at the dealership. The Joslyn Road crash happened about 25 miles away from where the vehicles were stolen.

Police said another one of the stolen vehicles was found abandoned near the Oakland University campus and the suspects fled on foot. The suspects were believed to be armed, leading to university officials instructing everyone to shelter in place until around 9 a.m. Monday.

At one point, police believed the suspects were in or around the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre. They were searching with lights and a helicopter.

The shelter in place was lifted after a witness told police they saw two people matching the description of the suspects get into a vehicle and flee campus.

The crash is being investigated by the Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Auburn Hills Police Department at 248-370-9460.

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