MANCHESTER, Mich. – Two men were killed in a crash Tuesday night in Manchester.
According to police, the men were driving north on Parr Street at 9:56 p.m. in a Volkswagen Jetta at a high rate of speed. The vehicle drove between the "Welcome to Manchester" sign and a rock, crossed City Road and ran through a guard rail.
The vehicle then went airborne into a ravine and hit several trees, police said.
The men were pronounced dead at the scene.
The men, a 38-year-old from Tecumseh and a 32-year-old from Clinton Township, were supposedly headed to work at automotive supplier Martinrea.
Family identified the passenger as Chad Humphrey.
"I am thinking they were on the borderline of being late," said Randy Morin, a coworker of the men.
However, the men were turning left when the crash happened, not right toward the plant.
Police said speed is a factor. It’s unknown if alcohol or drugs were factors.