Two Flint Residents Charged in Relation to Police Chase and Fatal Crash
Two Flint residents have been charged with felonies related to a July 3rd police chase that led to a fatal crash on the city's north side.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced that 28-year-old Curtis Douglas Lee has been charged with six counts including First Degree Fleeing Police Causing Death, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm Second Offense. Co-defendant Jasmin Lakeisha Dent has been charged four counts including Tampering with Evidence, Accessory after the Fact to a Felony and Lying to a Peace Officer during an Investigation.
The charges stem from an incident in which a Michigan State Police trooper attempted to pull over a vehicle driven by Lee for a traffic violation on Stewart Avenue near North Street on Flint's north side. Reports say Lee did not pull over and led police on pursuit. The chase ended about seven blocks later when the trooper's vehicle crashed into another vehicle traveling through an intersection. There were three passengers in that vehicle transported to an area hospital and a 64-year-old Flint woman was pronounced dead shortly later.
Lee and Dent continued to flee after the accident and later hit a utility pole. Lee fled on foot and witnesses say Dent got out of the passenger side and then got back in the car on the driver's side and drove away. She later abandoned the vehicle which is registered in her name and reported it stolen.
Both are in custody at the county jail and were expected to be arraigned in 68th District Court on Friday. The case remains under investigation.