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Police: Excessive speed contributed to crash on Interstate 196 that killed 2 young women


SOUTH HAVEN, Michigan — Authorities say excessive speed contributed to a crash that claimed the lives of two young women in southwestern Michigan.

South Haven police said in a news release Sunday the car being driven by 20-year-old Lydia McIntosh Aug. 29 on Interstate 196 was traveling more than 90 mph. The car struck a guard rail, killing McIntosh and 19-year-old passenger Raven Spencer.

Other passengers also were injured.

Police say toxicology tests found McIntosh was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

The crash occurred on south I-196 in Van Buren County, 30 miles north of Benton Harbor.

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