Five People Killed in High Speed Crash in Kalamazoo

Sep 2, 2017

Michigan authorities are trying to identify five people killed in a fiery, high-speed crash in Kalamazoo Township.

Township police said in a news release Saturday that the five victims were riding in a Dodge Charger traveling about 100 mph when it crashed into a tree and burst into flames about 1 a.m. Saturday.

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas says he can't speculate on the victims' ages or genders because the scene is so "gruesome."

A local pastor says the five victims are all believed to be teenagers, including one he had mentored.

An officer who spotted the speeding car turned on his lights and sirens, but quickly ended his pursuit because of safety concerns due to the car's speed.

He spotted the crashed, burning car along a roadside shortly afterward.