In the early hours of Saturday morning, a Michigan couple, Ryan Ambrosio, 45, and Jennifer Dormitorio Ambrosio, 43, lost their lives in a fatal wrong-way crash involving a suspect attempting to evade authorities in a stolen pickup truck. The couple, residents of Farmington, Michigan, leaves behind six children aged 2 to 9.
The incident unfolded when a 35-year-old male suspect, driving a stolen 2006 Ford Super Duty pickup truck, fled from authorities around 1:30 a.m. After nearly colliding with a patrol car, the suspect fled onto 8 Mile Road near the Southfield Freeway. Michigan State Police attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect continued to elude them, turning off his vehicle’s headlights during the pursuit and driving against oncoming traffic.
The pursuit led to a tragic collision on northbound M-10, where the suspect’s truck struck a 2011 GMC Terrain, occupied by the Ambrosios, head-on near Civic Center Drive. Both Ryan and Jennifer were pronounced dead at the scene.
Stolen Vehicle Pursuit /Traffic Crash:— MSP Second District (@mspmetrodet) January 6, 2024
1/6/24 at 1:30 AM
While on patrol, Metro South Post troopers located a 2006 Ford Super Duty pick up truck that was reported stolen in the back of a gas station on Eight Mile Road. 1/ pic.twitter.com/2hTwIBBjpu
The suspect, along with a 29-year-old female passenger from Detroit, is in serious condition at a local hospital but is expected to survive, according to the Michigan State Police.
The Michigan State Police’s First District Investigative Response Team and crash reconstruction section are investigating the incident, leading to an 11-hour freeway closure. The Oakland County Prosecutor will review the results of the investigation.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to support the Ambrosio family, emphasizing the couple’s impact on their community and the devastating loss of their six children. The campaign assures that the children will be raised together in a safe and loving home by their “large extended family.”