Police: Man fleeing traffic stop crashes, killed

US-31 and 8th Street crash, Holland
Authorities on the scene of a crash on US-31 at 8th Street in Holland. (May 24, 2016)

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was killed after fleeing a traffic stop and then crashing in Holland Tuesday night, police say.

Authorities say a Holland Department of Public Safety officer spotted 33-year-old Jeremy Dorell Hudson speeding out of an apartment complex on Stratford Way near 12th Street.

Jeremy Hudson
A 2013 mug shot of Jeremy Hudson from the Orlando (Fla.) Police Department.

The officer attempted to pull Hudson over near Cypress Avenue and 12th Street, but he didn’t stop. Instead, police say, he took off, ignoring several stop signs and red lights as he drove away.

As Hudson was headed west on 8th Street, he ran a red light to enter the the US-31 intersection and collided with two other vehicles. The fleeing driver was ejected from his vehicle and died on scene.

The people in the two other cars were not seriously hurt.

US-31 was shut down in both directions between 16th Street and Chicago Drive for more than three hours while authorities were investigating the crash.

Because the crash involved Holland DPS, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation.

Records show that Hudson was driving on a suspended Florida driver’s license.

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