Driver accused of running red light in Taylor crash that killed 12-year-old girl

Victim’s family member injured in crash

The crash happened early Wednesday morning at Northline and Telegraph roads.

TAYLOR, Mich. – A 12-year-old girl was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Taylor, according to officials.

The crash happened early Wednesday morning at Northline and Telegraph roads.

The girl was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling westbound on Northline Road.

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The vehicle was slowly crossing Telegraph Road when a car going southbound on Telegraph Road reportedly ran a red light and crashed into the vehicle, officials said.

The 12-year-old girl was given CPR at the scene and was transported to Beaumont Hospital in Taylor, where she was pronounced dead. She has been identified as Phoebe Elliot.

The driver of the vehicle, a family member of the victim, was injured in the crash.

“It does appear that speed played a factor,” said Taylor Police CPL Stephen Kish. “We are also looking to alcohol. We did do a search warrant for his blood, so we’re waiting for those results.”

The driver of the vehicle accused of running the red light was taken into custody on charges of operating while intoxicated causing death, officials said.

“Just slow down, just be aware of your surroundings,” Kish concluded. “It doesn’t matter where you’re going if you don’t get there.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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12-year-old killed in vehicle crash in Taylor

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