BATTLE CREEK (WKZO) -- A high speed crash in Bedford Township Saturday near Battle Creek has left two dead and two hospitalized at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Police say it appears that 22-year-old Cynthia Eckhart of Battle Creek was behind the wheel when her car went out of control at high speed on Meachum Road, striking a tree and rolling over before striking a second tree around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
Twenty-three-year-old Alex Hansen of Gull Lake was ejected from the wreck. Eckhart and Hansen were pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were airlifted to Kalamazoo in critical condition.
Twenty-three-year-old Justin Green of Battle Creek is reportedly on life support with severe head injuries and 19-year-old Jessie Finch of Hastings suffered head injuries and the loss of an arm. An investigation into the incident is underway.