Driver electrocuted after hitting pole in Detroit, touching wire, authorities say

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
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A driver was electrocuted and died after a crash early Monday on Detroit's west side, investigators said.

A 30-year-old woman had been driving near Tireman and Ashton at about 6:15 a.m. when she stuck an electrical pole, the Detroit Police Department reported.

First-responders determined the wires fell across her car, Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said. 

"She exited her vehicle and touched a line that was on her vehicle and was apparently electrocuted," police said in a statement.

Emergency personnel performed CPR but were unable to revive her, Fornell said. The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at Sinai-Grace Hospital.

Other details were not released Monday. 

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