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Girl, 10, killed when construction equipment falls onto car in Warren

Beth LeBlanc
The Detroit News

A 10-year-old girl was killed in a traffic crash Saturday in Warren when a front-end loader rolled off a trailer and onto the vehicle the girl was driving in with her mother. 

The crash occurred at 10 a.m. in the area of 10 Mile and Ryan Road, Warren mayor Jim Fouts posted on Facebook Saturday.

The girl's mother had minor injuries.

Warren Police commissioner, William Dwyer said the backhoe loader was being pulled by a dump truck that appeared to run a stop light in Warren and was hit by a car, causing the construction equipment to fall onto the car. The girl was sitting in the vehicle's front passenger sit at the time of the accident. 

The crash remains under investigation, Fouts said. 

"Maybe we need better laws against this type of vehicle hauling going on period!" he said. "This is a tragedy that shouldn't have happened."

eleblanc@detroitnews.com

The Associated Press contributed