18-year-old passenger killed when speeding BMW crashes into pole and tree in Grosse Pointe Farms: police

The 16-year-old driver remains hospitalized
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GROSSE POINTE FARMS (WWJ) -- Michigan State Police are assisting with the investigation of a single-vehicle crash that killed one teenager and injured another in Grosse Pointe Farms Friday night.

According to the Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety, an 18-year-old man from Grosse Pointe was a passenger in a 2021 BMW X3 driven by a 16-year-old boy, when the driver lost control and hit a utility pole.

The crash happened just after 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 17, police said, along westbound Ridge Road near Moran.

Police said the passenger, who was sitting in the front seat of the SUV, had to be extricated from the vehicle by first responders. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, who is also Grosse Pointe resident, was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in critical donation. He has since been updated to stable condition, police said.

Witnesses said the SUV was going at an "extremely high rate of speed" just before veering off the road, hitting a light pole and then a tree, according to the police report.

Police said MSP investigators will examine the SUV's data recorder to get more information about the crash, as the investigation continues.

No names were immediately released.

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