Lawsuit in woman's death during trooper chase

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FLINT, Mich. A prominent Michigan plaintiff's lawyer says he's preparing a lawsuit after a state police car broadsided a car while chasing a suspect in Flint, killing a woman and critically injuring two others.

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced the suit Monday.

Fieger says in a statement that three people were returning from a salon Thursday when the police car sped through an intersection and hit their car.

Fieger says the crash killed 64-year-old Jacqueline Nichols and injured 61-year-old Precious Cochrane and 39-year-old Robbie Head.

The trooper and a civilian passenger sustained less serious injuries.

State police Capt. Gene Kapp says preliminary findings show the car had the right of way but says drivers should yield to vehicles with emergency lights and sirens.

Kapp says the search continues for the driver who fled.

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