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Fatal crash occurs on Hayes Road

By: Thomas Franz | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published July 27, 2015

 The Michigan State Police and Macomb County Sheriff’s Office both reported that a three-car crash occurred on Hayes Road July 26 at 1:27 a.m..

The Michigan State Police and Macomb County Sheriff’s Office both reported that a three-car crash occurred on Hayes Road July 26 at 1:27 a.m..

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A Michigan State Police investigation is ongoing concerning a fatal car crash that occurred during the early morning July 26 on Hayes Road.

The Michigan State Police and Macomb County Sheriff’s Office both reported that a three-car crash occurred at 1:27 a.m. on northbound Hayes Road at Snowbird Drive, just south of 21 Mile Road.

Lt. Michael Shaw, of the Michigan State Police, said that Darryl Tsatsos, 19, of Macomb Township, died as a result of the crash.

Shaw said that county deputies had just terminated a pursuit of a Pontiac G6, driven by Tsatsos, prior to the crash occurring.

Lt. John Michalke, of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, said that a deputy traveling northbound on Hayes observed Tsatsos’ vehicle speeding while traveling southbound. The deputy turned around and began following the car southbound on Hayes, then turned on his lights to initiate a traffic stop.

Michalke said Tsatsos turned onto Hall Road, into a business’ parking lot at a high rate of speed, then re-entered Hayes Road going northbound. The deputy then terminated the pursuit because of the speed at which Tsatsos was driving.

Michalke said the pursuit would be reviewed.

“We do that in every instance whenever there’s a matter such as this,” Michalke said.

Shaw said that the vehicle driven by Tsatsos struck a Ram pickup truck, and the collision forced the truck into a utility pole. A third vehicle, a GMC Terrain, was also involved.

The driver of the Ram was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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