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3 killed after Berrien County police chase ends in crash; victims identified

(WNDU)
Published: Apr. 15, 2018 at 10:23 AM EDT
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UPDATE:

The Berrien County Sheriff's Department has identified the three people who died when a car crashed into a tree after a police chase.

The driver is Jamahri Jayshaun Fuller, 20, of Benton Harbor. Davion Marquez Patton and Allan Trevon-James Velox, both 17-year-old passengers from Benton Harbor, died in the crash.

A fourth passenger, Anton Duran Morgan, 17, also of Benton Harbor, was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital in critical condition.

"This is a tragic incident and our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the victims," said Sheriff Paul Bailey of Berrien County.

Police also confirmed late Saturday that all eight guns stolen from the store have been recovered. Three pistols, one shotgun and five rifles were stolen.

EARLIER:

Three people were killed and one person is in critical condition after the SUV they were riding in crashed into a tree following a police chase Sunday morning.

The gold SUV matched the description of a vehicle in a break-in call at the Black Arsenal gun shop in Stevensville. Several long guns were stolen from the store.

At around 5:26 a.m., a Berrien County Sheriff's deputy noticed a vehicle matching the description on I-94 near mile marker 27. The vehicle first pulled over to the side of the road, but then sped off eastbound on I-94.

The police chase continued when the vehicle exited on M-139 and turned on Scottsdale Road. The SUV continued south on M-139 and lost control near Rocky Weed Road, where it crashed into a tree.

Police released dashcam video of the chase Sunday afternoon.

The Michigan State Police is leading the investigation into the crash.

The deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave, per standard operating procedures, until an investigation and a review by the Berrien County Prosecutor's Office can take place.

NewsCenter 16 is working to learn more information on this story, and we'll bring you a full report tonight on NewsCenter 16 at 11.