Police: Man wanted for deadly street race crash in Ypsilanti in custody

Posted at 5:02 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 22:09:10-04

The man involved in a fatal street race crash that killed an innocent man Wednesday in Ypsilanti is in police custody. 

Duane Che Cochran, 25, was wanted relating to his involvement and knowledge of the Aug. 22 crash. Sources tell 7 Action News that he is believed to be the driver of the silver Audi involved in the crash.

According to a release, Cochran is only wanted to questioning at the time.  

On Wednesday, a 62-year-old man from Whitmore Lake was killed in the crash after two vehicles were drag racing in Ypsilanti.

According to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, two vehicles going east on Ecorse Road were racing and lost control. They then crashed into the innocent victim, killing him.

The two racing vehicles continued for a short time, with only one driver in each vehicle. 

One of the suspects – who was the driver of a white Chrysler – was injured at the scene and was arrested. The second suspect, who is still on the run, was the driver of a silver Audi.

Surveillance video shows this suspect walking away from the car following the crash.