- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

MASON, Mich. (AP) - A trial has begun for a man in the death of an Ingham County sheriff’s deputy who crashed while chasing an SUV.

The Lansing State Journal (https://on.lsj.com/1KBt0qy ) reports that prosecution and defense lawyers gave opening statements Thursday in the case against John Kelsey of Stockbridge. He’s charged with fleeing or eluding police causing death and driving on a suspended license causing death.

A judge Tuesday denied defense lawyer Brian Morley’s motion to move the trial.

Authorities say an officer in an unmarked sheriff’s car began chasing the SUV Dec. 7 after Kelsey failed to stop.

They say Deputy Grant Whitaker took over as lead pursuer in his marked vehicle when he lost control and crashed near Stockbridge, about 40 miles southeast of Lansing. The SUV hasn’t been found.


Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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