Vehicle that fled traffic stop involved in serious crash

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published June 10, 2019 | Updated June 12, 2019 11:21am

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ROSEVILLE — As of Wednesday afternoon, a 49-year-old St. Clair Shores resident was in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle that police said had fled from a traffic stop.

The incident began at approximately 3:40 a.m. June 10. A Roseville police officer pulled over the driver of a 2006 white Chevy Impala on Common Road near Normal Street for an equipment violation. As the officer walked up to the vehicle to speak with the driver, the driver, whom police identified as Mack Cox, a 25-year-old St. Clair Shores resident, accelerated and drove east on Common Road and turned onto southbound Gratiot Avenue, police said. The officer was advised to terminate any attempt to stop the vehicle.

Once on Gratiot Avenue, police believe Cox’s vehicle collided with a silver 2000 Mercury Sable at the intersection with 12 Mile Road, injuring the other driver. Cox fled from the scene on foot but was taken into custody by responding officers, according to Roseville police.

All lanes of southbound Gratiot Avenue at 12 Mile Road, and all lanes of 12 Mile Road at southbound Gratiot were closed due to the crash.

Roseville police are continuing to investigate the matter. Cox was arraigned June 11 in 39th District Court and his bond was set at $75,000 cash or surety, no 10%. He was charged with one count of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death, one count of second-degree fleeing from a police officer, one count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, and one count of stealing/retaining a financial transaction device without consent.

His next court date is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. June 19 in 39th District Court. He had not retained or been assigned an attorney prior to press time.

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