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UPDATE: Victims of deadly car fire in Cass County identified

Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 4:02 PM EST
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UPDATE: The two victims of the deadly car fire in Cass County back on Jan. 7 have been positively identified.

27-year-old Electra May Sutfin of Galien and 28-year-old Chloe Clink of Dowagiac were identified using dental records.

The fire remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY:

CASS COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - Two people are dead after a car fire early Friday morning in Cass County.

It happened around 3:50 a.m. in the 57000 block of M-51 South in Pokagon Township. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, it appears the car was stuck in the driveway due to the heavy snowfall.

Attempts to get the car out were unsuccessful, and it is believed that carbon monoxide may have filled the passenger compartment, rendering the two people inside unconscious. The heat from the overworked engine is believed to have caused the fire.

Stay with 16 News Now on-air and online as we continue to follow this developing story.

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