Loading…
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Monday, 5/3/2004

Hillsdale man dies in police car chase

HILLSDALE - A Hillsdale man was killed yesterday when his vehicle struck a tree as he fled pursuing police officers in Hillsdale Township.

Richard S. Powell, Jr., 30, was pronounced dead in Hillsdale Community Health Center, where he was taken after the crash, which occurred about 12:25 a.m.

According to the Hillsdale County Sheriff's Department, Hillsdale police tried to stop a vehicle on Carleton Street near Arch Street about 12:20 a.m. The driver refused to pull over, accelerated, and turned onto Mechanic Street, heading west out of Hillsdale.

The vehicle then turned onto Sand Lake Road, heading south, and fled at a high rate of speed, the sheriff's department said. The driver lost control and ran into the tree about a quarter-mile south of West Bacon Road. Mr. Powell was not wearing a seat belt.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.