(CBS DETROIT) – A gun stolen in 2005 was recovered by Michigan State Police after car crash on Southfield Freeway.

Michigan State Police say at about 11:45 p.m. on July 24, troopers were dispatched to a two-car injury crash, with people trapped, on northbound M-39 near Grand River Avenue.

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Troopers were made aware that the driver, who was unconscious, was in possession of a pistol.

Police say troopers arrived at the scene and secured the weapon.

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Troopers then learned that the .22 caliber pistol was reported stolen in Pittsburgh in 2005.

According to police, the 63-year-old victim from Detroit was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries and high levels of intoxication.

MSP says a investigators report will be sent to the prosecutor’s office.

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