INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — "My heart was in my stomach. It's just so sad," said Sondra Andrews who lives near North Eston and Whipple Road where two 13-year-old children on a snowmobile crashed.
Alexandria Lambert was the passenger on the snowmobile her boyfriend, also 13, was driving Tuesday afternoon.
The teenagers had a snow day and were out on the snowmobile, following behind the father of the 13-year-old boy.
Investigators with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said the 55-year-old father was slowing down or stopping his 2004 Polaris 550 snowmobile when his son failed to stop the one he was on and crashed into him.
Alexandria was ejected from the snowmobile.
A bystander administered CPR to Alexandra who was not breathing, but still had a pulse, said investigators.
Both teens were rushed to St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac where Alexandria was pronounced dead. Her boyfriend was hospitalized for his injuries and was listed in stable condition.
His injuries include several fractured ribs and a spinal injury, according to Alexandria's father, Dennis Lambert.
Alexandria was in the eighth grade at Oakview Middle School in Lake Orion, Lambert said.
Lake Orion Community Schools Superintendent Marion Ginopolis released the following statement:
“We were devastated to learn of the tragic death of one of our students. Our heartfelt condolences go to the family and friends.”
Investigators said the 13-year-old boy did not have a snowmobile safety certificate and snowmobiles are not allowed on public roads in Oakland County.