BERRIEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash near Berrien Springs.
Michigan State Police said the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday on M-139 near the intersection of Scherr Road in Berrien Township.
Investigators said the car was heading southbound on M-139 when the driver lost control, went off the roadway and struck a tree. Both people inside were pronounced dead at the scene, according to MSP.
On Friday, MSP identified the driver as Jeffrey Downey, 60, of Baroda, and the passenger as Dolores Downey, 80, of Niles.
State police said both victims were wearing seat belts.
The intersection was closed while authorities investigated and worked to clear the scene. It has since reopened.
The crash remains under investigation.