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Alyssa Verbeke ordered to stand trial in fatal crash following police chase in Warren

Posted at 3:39 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 17:39:22-04

A woman will stand trial in a fatal crash that killed a 19-year-old woman and injured her 15-year-old brother following a short police chase.

The determination was made following a Wednesday morning preliminary hearing for Alyssa Verbeke. 

During the hearing, police dash cam video was shown that showed the chase and crash. Warren police officers testified that a woman seen jumping out of the driver's side window of the car that caused the crash was Verbeke. 

Officers also testified she was taken into custody following a short police chase.

During the hearing, police officers also testified that Verbeke has drug paraphernalia and a substance tested positive for cocaine in her purse at the time of the crash. 

Officers also testified follow up testing also found traces of drugs in her system.

Nineteen-year-old Daziah Crawford was killed Sunday, Aug. 5 while driving with her 15-year-old brother.

Warren Police said their officer spotted Verbeke at 8 Mile and Fairport. She has a lengthy criminal record and has warrants out for her arrest. Police say Verbeke took off and a chase ensued. It ended when Verbeke t-boning Crawford and her brother at Airport and Lappin. 

Verbeke has been charged with reckless driving causing death, and drug possession charges. She was ordered held on $500,000 bond.