Police: 17-year-old girl killed in crash in Clinton Township

Driver lost control after “sideswipe” with another vehicle, officials said

A 17-year-old female is dead after veering off the road and crashing into a house, police said. The accident happened on 19 Mile and Romeo Plank roads near Chippewa Valley High School, where the driver lost control, going off-road through some fences, crashing into the homes garage, according to authorities.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 17-year-old girl is dead after veering off the road and crashing into a garage, police said.

The accident happened on 19 Mile and Romeo Plank roads near Chippewa Valley High School, where the driver lost control, going off-road through some fences and crashing into a home’s garage, according to authorities.

Officials say the teen was driving a silver Chevy Cobalt when a sideswipe involving a 2013 Ford Explorer going in the same direction took place. That’s when the girl lost control of the vehicle, jumped a curb, crashed through a wooden and cyclone fence and into the corner of a detached garage, police said.

The female victim from Clinton Township was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Her parents have reportedly been notified, but her name was not released to the public.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in this crash. The crash brought DTE Energy to the scene, as some power lines were cut.

Eastbound lanes were closed, but westbound lanes were open as police conducted their investigation Tuesday. No other injuries were reported in the crash.


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