Men whose auto went into Kalamazoo River identified

Police say two dead after Battle Creek river crash

Police: 2 dead after car crashes into Kalamazoo River

A sergeant with the Battle Creek Police Department was treated at Bronson Battle Creek and released after his patrol auto was struck by another vehicle just before midnight on Friday.

Police say two people died Friday morning when their vehicle went into the river at the same spot, Dickman Road and Capitol Avenue, where another vehicle disappeared on March 4. The vehicle flipped and floated down the river to near the Washington Street bridge. Both were from Battle Creek.

At approximately 4:09 a.m. March 17 a auto traveling west on Dickman Road hit the southeast corner of the bridge over Capital Ave SW, and then went into the Kalamazoo River, authorities said. Police say they were told a 31-year-old man may have been driving the auto, but a body wasn't found. While officers were following the auto they said the driver threw a baggie from the window that police recovered.

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