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Two dead, two hospitalized in Bedford traffic crash

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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.

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