Victims of deadly crash into tree in Berrien Township identified

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 10:46 PM EST
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UPDATE: Michigan State Police have identified the two victims who died after a car crashed into a tree in Berrien Township earlier this week.

Police say Jeffrey Downey, 60, of Baroda was the driver of the vehicle, while Dolores Downey, 80, of Niles was a passenger.

Police believe they are related, but do not know in what manner at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY:

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - Two people are dead after a fatal car crash in Berrien Township on Tuesday evening.

Michigan State Police Troopers responded to the 11500 block of M-139 near Scherr Road around 9:15 p.m. A preliminary investigation finds the driver lost control, ran off the roadway, and crashed head on into a tree.

A 60-year-old man from Baroda and an 80-year-old woman from Niles were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names are not being released at this time. Police say both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The police investigation is ongoing.

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

(WNDU)

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