Driver sees patrol car and speeds off, ends up wrecking on freeway on-ramp

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PORTAGE, Mich. — Police in Portage are searching for a speeding driver who ran away after he was involved in a rollover crash.

Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Friday, a police officer was patrolling on Kilgore near Portage road.  The driver of a burgundy Ford Taurus noticed the patrol car, and suddenly sped off at a high rate of speed.  The officer opted not to give chase due to the high speeds.

Less than ten minutes later, someone called to report a rollover accident on the ramp from westbound I-94 to northbound U.S. 131.  The same police officer responded, and sure enough, it was the same burgundy Taurus that had wrecked.  The driver was nowhere to be found.

K-9 tracks were unsuccessful, and the only description police have to go on right now is that the driver was a white male.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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