Alleged shoplifter runs red light; critically injured

Police investigating after an alleged shoplifter ran a red light and hit a pickup truck in Grand Haven. (July 31, 2014)

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was critically injured after running a red light and colliding with another vehicle after allegedly shoplifting at a Grand Have-area Meijer, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said 27-year-old Princess Warren was pinned in her car and unconscious when first responders arrived at the scene of the crash Thursday morning.

After she was rescued from the car, Warren was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. She was then airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital for treatment, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators said that based on what they found in her car, it appeared Warren may have shoplifted clothing from the Meijer at 15000 US-31.

After the alleged shoplifting incident, authorities said she drove off without her lights on and ran a red light at the intersection of 172nd Ave. and Comstock St. around 6:15 a.m.

Warren’s car was hit by a pickup truck driven by a 59-year-old man who had a green light at the intersection, according to the sheriff’s office. He was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The wreck and the alleged shoplifting incident are still under investigation. Check back with for updates.



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