16-Year-Old Killed In Crash, 6 Other Teens Injured; Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested
ROSEVILLE (WWJ) - Roseville police say a 16-year-old girl was killed and six other teenagers, along with an adult, were injured in a tragic early morning accident.
The incident unfolded just after 12 a.m. Saturday on Little Mack Avenue and 12 Mile Road, east of I-94 in Roseville.
According to police, the teenagers were in a Ford Explorer, traveling northbound down Little Mack Avenue, when the driver apparently disregarded a red light and was struck by a westbound traveling vehicle.
Police say the 16-year-old, a girl from St. Clair Shores, was sitting in one of the Explorer’s rear passenger seats and not wearing a seatbelt. She was ejected from her seat within the vehicle and declared dead at the scene.
Other passengers in the Explorer, including six teenagers and an adult, all suffered varying degrees of injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Four teens and the adult were treated and released, with the other two teens admitted in temporary serious condition with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, a 33-year-old Clinton Township woman, was not injured. She was however arrested at the scene for operating her vehicle while intoxicated. She is currently being held in the Roseville Police Department Jail.
The incident remains under investigation. The case is expected to be turned over to the Macomb County Prosecutors Office on Monday, to determine the extent of the charges.
“The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the Roseville Police Department and the entire City of Roseville are with the family of the victim of this morning’s tragic accident,” Police Chief James Berlin said in a statement.