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Portage man leaps highway barrier trying to evade police but is struck and killed

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Portage Police Department vehicle seen in a stock image.  Photo courtesy of portagemi.gov.
Portage Police Department vehicle seen in a stock image. Photo courtesy of portagemi.gov.

PORTAGE (WKZO) -- A man is dead trying to flee from Portage Police.

A Portage DPS Officer made a traffic stop on I-94. The car he was pursuing east bound stopped next to the median barrier.

The driver got out of his pick-up, jumped over the barrier and into the west bound lanes where he was struck and killed instantly.

They have not released the man’s identity or why they think he would feel compelled to flee.

Traffic was diverted off the highway at Portage Road from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

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