BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Battle Creek police have released the names of the victims involved in a deadly accident in Bedford Township in which two people died and two others were critically injured.
The accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. May 4 on Meachem Road near Collier Avenue.
Police said an eastbound car struck a tree, went airborne and hit another tree.
The driver, 22-year-old Cynthia Eckhart of Battle Creek, died at the scene.
Passenger 23-year-old Alex Hanson from Gull Lake was ejected from the vehicle and also died at the scene.
Two other passengers survived the accident -- 22-year-old Justin Green from Battle Creek and 19-year-old Jessie Finch from Hastings. They were airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
Speed is believed to be a factor in the accident, police said.
Thirty-three-year-old Ronald T. Smith II was grew up in Warren.
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Two other people, who were inside the residence at the time, escaped safely.