Police identify all 5 victims in Michigan crash

Posted at 8:58 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 08:58:26-04

Authorities in southwestern Michigan have positively identified all five Kalamazoo teenagers killed when the speeding car they were in burst into flames after slamming into a tree.

The Kalamazoo County sheriff's office says Tuesday that the victims were 15-year-old Marshawn Williams and Jaquarius Hegler, 16-year-old Elexus Hillsman and Cortavian Murphy, and 17-year-old Deztanee Cobb.

Cobb and Williams were identified earlier.

The teens were in a Dodge Charger that police estimated was traveling about 100 mph before crashing shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in Comstock Township, near Kalamazoo.

A Kalamazoo Township police officer saw the car speed past and began to chase it, but soon lost sight of the vehicle. The officer later came across the burning wreckage in a yard off the street.