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Police are looking for a 37-year-old Mount Clemens man they said caused a crash Friday morning that resulted in a car hitting a house, both of which caught on fire.

Around 2 a.m. Friday, deputies with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Marathon Gas Station at 186 Northbound Gratiot for an assault “in progress.”

While en route deputies were told two people involved in the incident were fleeing the scene. As a deputy neared the gas station, he saw a gray 1993 Saab traveling northbound then turn westbound on Gallup. The car was traveling at a fast speed trying to get away from responding deputies.

The Saab ran through a stop sign, deputies said, and hit a silver Hyundai heading southbound on North Avenue.

The crash caused the Hyundai to leave the road and hit a two-unit house at 177 and 179 North Ave. The gas meter on the side of the home caught on fire as well as the car.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 25-year-old from Mount Clemens, was able to get out of the car. He was taken to a local hospital for multiple lacerations. His injuries are non-life threatening.

The Saab came to a rest on the front lawn of the house and the driver fled. Deputies detained the passenger of the vehicle.

Four residents were evacuated from the house that was on fire. The fire department arrived to put out the blaze.

cwilliams@detroitnews.com

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