We’ve been telling you for a long time that the new mid-engine Corvette is one hot automobile.
Of course, we were referring to its ranking as the fastest-selling vehicle in America for several months running.
Now, though, this black 2021 Stingray is one hot automobile in another way: the Detroit Regional Communication Center received a call from OnStar at 10:10 a.m. today (July 15) reporting it stolen with no license plate from a dealer lot in Novi, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit.
Authorities said On-Star provided updates to police on the vehicle’s location. https://t.co/7Fyw1cjSc4— Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) July 15, 2021
On the bright side, the car was quickly recovered, but not before a high-speed chase ended with the Corvette badly damaged in a crash.
With OnStar providing updates on the car’s location, Michigan State Police were able to locate it near the intersection of Gratiot Avenue and Outer Drive in Detroit at 10:35 a.m.
Below is a twitter amount of dash cam and body cam video. Both videos were stopped before showing the face of the suspects, as they have not been charged with a crime. pic.twitter.com/eGyYH7QXBV— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) July 15, 2021
After turning onto the I-75 Service Drive from Warren Avenue, the suspects sideswiped a van, bounced off it, and then crashed into several parked vehicles on Chrysler Avenue. Video from a local news crew shows the Corvette suffered major damage to the passenger side front, with the front tire resting on the asphalt several feet away.
Two people exited the car after the crash and fled on foot, but they were quickly apprehended by MSP and Detroit police officers and taken to Detroit Detention Center.
Police said no one was injured in the incident.
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