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Kalamazoo police cruiser involved in crash

24 Hour News 8 web staff - KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) -- A Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety cruiser was involved in a crash at Rose and South streets in Kalamazoo Tuesday.

A minivan turned in front of the cruiser, which was responding to a call, forcing a collision.

The driver of the minivan said the police vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed with the lights and sirens off.

A KDPS sergeant on the scene said the minivan was at fault for turning in front of the police vehicle. A second officer is looking at the scene to confirm fault.

Michigan vehicle code allows officers to speed without lights when responding to calls. The KDPS cruiser was responding to a call for backup at the time of the crash.


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