Passenger killed in West Bloomfield when teen driver crashes into rock, trees, police say

21-year-old Commerce Township woman killed, officials say

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WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – A passenger was killed Monday in West Bloomfield when a 17-year-old driver lost control of a pickup truck, crashed into a large rock, and then hit several trees, officials said.

The crash happened at 8:39 p.m. Monday (April 18) on Branford Drive, north of Berwick Drive, in West Bloomfield, according to authorities.

Police said a 17-year-old boy was driving a white 2022 Chevrolet Colorado south on Branford Drive above the 25 mph speed limit. He lost control of the pickup, struck a large rock, and then crashed into several trees, officials said.

A 21-year-old Commerce Township woman in the back seat was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police

The driver and his 16-year-old front-seat passenger, both Commerce Township residents, suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

There are no indications that alcohol or drugs were factors in this crash, police said.

Officials continue to investigate.

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