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Passenger dies in single-vehicle crash in Detroit; driver has minor injuries

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — An 18-year-old man died late Monday night on Detroit's east side, after the driver of a car he was a passenger in "lost control" and hit a pole, police said. The driver himself, 19, suffered minor injuries. 

The fatal crash took place about 10:50 p.m. at Joseph Campau and Carpenter, police said. That's east of Dequindre.

Police say the single-vehicle crash happened when the driver lost control of a Pontiac Grand Prix and crashed into a pole. 

According to Michigan State Police data, in 2019 49% of fatal car crashes in Michigan were single-vehicle crashes.