Monday, August 28, 2017

Trooper Tased 15-year-old in Fatal Detroit ATV Crash
Robert Allen
Detroit Free Press
Published 12:12 p.m. ET Aug. 28, 2017

A state trooper Tased a 15-year-old boy as he was fleeing on an ATV then fatally crashed it Saturday on Detroit's east side, Michigan State Police report.

The trooper, who has since been suspended, had attempted to stop the boy for reckless driving at about 5:30 p.m. as he drove the four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle.

"The troopers pursued the ATV east on Rossini, and as the ATV approached Gratiot Avenue, the driver attempted to drive off the roadway onto the sidewalk, but crashed into the rear of a pickup truck," according to a news release from Michigan State Police.

Troopers immediately began CPR but the boy was pronounced dead at St. John's Hospital, according to a previous statement from police. His name has not been released.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Michigan State Police, Metro South Post at 734-287-5000.

Police said the investigation, once complete, will be turned over to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office for review. 

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