Police believe drugs and possibly hypothermia were a factor in the death of a Rochester Hills teenager who was found unresponsive in a car Tuesday evening.
Oakland County sheriff’s deputies and the Rochester Hill Fire Department were dispatched to the 1900 block of Ansal around 8:25 p.m. after receiving a call that indicated the 18-year-old was unresponsive.
Police have not released the teen’s name.
According to the sheriff’s department, the caller removed the teen from his vehicle, which was parked in the driveway, and performed CPR until firefighters took over.
The teen was transported to Crittenton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said it was later discovered that the teen had arrived at his home between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., but had never gone inside.
The teen had a history of drug abuse, and drug paraphernalia was found in his vehicle, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department. Police believe the teen also suffered from hypothermia from the extremely frigid weather.
Police are still investigating the death, and an autopsy will be performed.