Teen driver dead after crash with SUV, striking garage in Clinton Twp.

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A 17-year-old driver died Tuesday after colliding with another car and hitting a garage in Clinton Township, police said.

The girl was driving east on 19 Mile near Romeo Plank in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt around 7:25 p.m. when her car possibly side-swiped a 2013 Ford Explorer headed in the same direction, the Police Department said in a statement.

The collision was reported on a part of 19 Mile that has a 45 mph speed limit, two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes separated by a left turn lane, according to the release.

The Chevy lost control, "jumped the curb and ran across the grass boulevard," according to the release.

The car then "went through a wooden and cyclone fence before striking the corner of a detached garage," police said.

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. Her parents have been notified.

Police described the youth as a local student but said they were not releasing her name Tuesday.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected in the incident, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information is asked to call the Police Department at (586) 493-7802.