Ionia County, MI (February 12, 2024) – A police chase across several counties ended tragically with one dead and others injured in Ionia County. The incident began around 4:17 p.m. on Sunday when deputies responded to car theft reports at a local Wal-Mart and Menards. Multiple individuals from Lansing stole two vehicles, leading to a police pursuit that spanned Clinton, Eaton, and Ionia counties. Spike strips halted one vehicle, while a 2020 Kia Forte crashed into a tree on Sunfield Highway near Bippley Road, resulting in one fatality and non-life-threatening injuries to other passengers. The investigation is ongoing.