State Police investigate double fatal crash in Berrien Township

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Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 9:31 AM EST
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BERRIEN TWP., Mich. (WILX) - Troopers are investigating a double fatal car crash that occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 24 around 9:15 p.m. on M-139 Hwy (Old 31) near Scherr Rd. in Berrien Township.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a passenger car was traveling south on M-139 Hwy near Scherr Rd. when the driver lost control, ran off the roadway, and crashed head-on into a tree.

According to police, both occupants of the car, a 60-year-old Baroda man and an 80-year-old Niles woman were pronounced dead at the scene. It was also confirmed that both occupants were wearing seatbelts.

It is unknown if alcohol/ drugs are a factor in this crash. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending family notification said the police.

This crash investigation is ongoing according to police.

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