Traffic crash involving Flint MSP Troopers under investigation

FLINT TWP. — Michigan State Police (MSP) is investigating a traffic crash that involved a patrol car from the Flint Post and a civilian vehicle on Linden Road near Lennon Road in Flint Township.

On Monday evening at approximately 5:20 p.m., two MSP troopers were traveling south on Linden Road when they observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation while traveling north on Linden Road. The troopers began to turn around to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle when they entered the path of another southbound vehicle, resulting in the southbound vehicle striking the MSP patrol car on the driver’s side door.

Three people were in the southbound vehicle, which has been described as a 2018 Chevy Malibu. The driver, a 28-year-old female from Mount Morris, was transported to an area hospital where she was treated and released. The front seat passenger, a 38-year-old pregnant female from Flint, was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Michigan State Police has reported that the 38-year-old woman was pregnant with twins, and that one of the unborn babies died after the accident. The cause of death has not been verified.

The rear-seat passenger, an 18-year-old female from Mount Morris, did not require medical treatment.

The driver of the patrol vehicle was transported to an area hospital for treatment and was released a short time later. The passenger of the patrol vehicle was not injured.

In accordance with department policy, the trooper driving the patrol vehicle was placed on paid suspension, pending review of the crash investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be presented to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office for review. — B.G.