2 men killed in St. Joseph crash
ST. JOSEPH (AP) - Police in St. Joseph said speed apparently contributed to an early-morning wreck that left two men dead.
The crash happened shortly before 3 a.m. Monday when an SUV went off a road and careened about 150 feet through trees and shrubs before landing in a ravine and hitting a large tree.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports the victims were identified as the driver, 33-year-old William Williams, and a 34-year-old passenger, Robert DeGrote. A second passenger survived.
Investigators were checking if the SUV was the same one that a police supervisor had tried to stop for speeding a short time earlier. The supervisor broke off the chase when the SUV turned onto the road where the crash occurred.
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