Farmington Hills — Two people died Saturday afternoon in Farmington Hills in a car crash that started with a police chase in Southfield, police said.

The double-fatal crash took place at 3:48 p.m. in the area of Eight Mile and Inkster Road, according to  a statement from the Farmington Hills Police Department.

Police say a westbound vehicle on Eight Mile struck a southbound vehicle on Inkster Road.

Both vehicles had only one occupant, the drivers, and both died, police said.

One of the vehicles had been involved in a police pursuit out of Southfield, Farmington Hills police said in an update Monday. By the time the vehicle reached Farmington Hills, the chase had been terminated.

Southfield Police Department said the chase started when an officer tried to pull over a black Chevy Impala that was headed west on Eight Mile. But the driver allegedly pulled away.

The officer followed, with lights and sirens activated, but terminated the pursuit at Beech Road. 

The driver, though, continued west, crashing into a Ford Taurus in Farmington Hills, killing the drivers of both vehicles. Their identities have not yet been confirmed, Southfield police said.

Both departments are investigating the crash.

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