Innocent man dies following high-speed crash

Posted at 3:09 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 00:21:01-04

Detroit Police say two women speeding away from them ran into another driver, killing him this afternoon on the city's east side.

Investigators say they had been trying to make a traffic stop, when the 51-year-old female driver took off with her 31-year-old female passenger.

Family members tell us 72-year Bennie Sims was killed during the high speed crash on the city's east side.

They tell us the retired Chrysler worker was out running errands, when the women struck his pick-up truck near Woodward and State Fair.

Surveillance video obtained by 7 Action News shows the whole situation unfold around 2:30 pm.

Police are quick to point out this was not a chase, but the women took off.

They tell us they were in the area investigating prostitution and human trafficking.

We're told the area will stay blocked off for hours, as they reconstruct this fatal accident.