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Juanita Lee, 50, killed in rollover car collision following police chase on Shaver Road in Portage, Michigan

Modified Date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:41am
Accident Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015

Woman killed in rollover crash in Portage after brief police chase

A 52-yr-old woman from Kalamazoo has been killed in a rollover crash in Portage around 3:30AM. 
A Kalamazoo deputy tried to stop a car for a traffic violation when the driver fled on Shaver Road. The deputy followed the car from a distance. The vehicle then ran over the curve and crashed into the rail road tracks, rolling several times. The victim was pronounced deceased at the crash site. 
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Juanita Lee
Shaver Road


As a retired police officer, "People shouldn't run from the cops."  It is stupid and not only puts themselves in danger but threatens the lives of citizens who aren't aware someone is running from the law.  Not even mentioning the jeopardy people put cops in trying to enforce the law.

A sidebar to the above.  In 12 years of stopping suspected drunk drivers, (usually at the time this woman ran from the cops) I  arrested 425 DUI'S who were over the alcohol limit, sometime by as much as 300%.

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