Michigan police: Chase that ended with 2 dead was justified

Mar 14, 2017

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State police say a trooper followed agency protocol in a high-speed chase in western Michigan that ended with a crash that killed two people.

Lt. Chris McIntire says he reviewed in-car video and talked with the trooper following the chase, which began Saturday night with an attempted traffic stop of a car going 90 mph in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids.

McIntire says he believes the pursuit was justified.

Police say the fleeing vehicle slammed into a car that 21-year-old Tara Oskam of Grand Rapids was driving to Calvin College. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle being chased also died. He's identified as 15-year-old David Torrez of Grand Rapids. The driver of the vehicle police were pursuing had serious injuries. His name hasn't been released.