A motorcycle crash in Trenton has claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl from Southgate.
The crash occurred at about 8 p.m. Tuesday on northbound Fort Street, just north of Veterans Parkway.
According to Trenton Deputy Police Chief Michael Oakley, there were two riders on the motorcycle.
The teenager was the passenger and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, according to Oakley, was a 33-year-old man from Southgate.
It is not yet clear if they are related.
Oakley said the driver was transported to a hospital and his condition is not known.
The Downriver Crash Team is investigating to determine what caused the motorcycle to go down.
According to police, a witness told officers there was nothing out of the ordinary going on along that stretch of roadway at the time of the crash.
There have been crashes in that area over the years, but Oakley said he would not consider it a trouble area.
Oakley believes the crash team will be able to determine what occurred, but would like for anyone with any information to contact the department.
“It’s just a sad, sad, situation,” the deputy chief said. “Our thoughts go out to the surviving victim and the deceased victim’s families.”
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Trenton police at 734-676-3737.
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