SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (CBS Detroit) — Police are investigating a fatal car crash Monday that left a 47-year-old woman dead in Shelby Township.

Authorities say Shelby Township police and fire departments were dispatched at about 12:02 p.m., March 14, to the crash on northbound M-53, north of 21 Mile Road.

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Witnesses told police they saw a Ford Expedition in the northbound lanes of the freeway drive off the road and into a wooded area.

The driver, from Almont, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. She was the only person in the vehicle.

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Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the incident can call Sgt. Mark Benedettni at 586-731-2121 ext. 325 or email

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