Young Girl Dies in Independence Township Snowmobiling Accident

A 13-year-old girl from Orion Township was killed Tuesday afternoon in a snowmobile crash in Independence Township.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the girl was a passenger on a 2004 Polaris 550 snowmobile driven by a 13-year-old boy on North Eston Road that struck another 2004 Polaris 550, operated by the boy’s father. The collision happened when the boy’s father was slowing or stopping his vehicle on the side of the road, the sheriff’s office said, and the boy ran into him.