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Crash kills 2 in Marquette County

MARQUETTE — Two people are dead after the vehicle they were in crashed and caught fire in Marquette Township early Saturday.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was called just before 1 a.m. Saturday to Marquette County Road 550 near Wetmore Landing. According to a news release, a 2020 Tesla was southbound on County Road 550 when it began veering off the roadway to the right, struck a power pole and continued a short distance before stopping at the tree line, where it became engulfed in flames.

A man and woman inside the vehicle were pronounced dead at the site, police said. Names had not been released.

Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to have factored in the crash, police said.

County Road 550 was closed for several hours while investigators reconstructed the accident. The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and Michigan State Police.

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