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Double fatal car crash in Medina Township investigated as suicide

Sheriff deputies say the car was speeding at a high rate.

LENAWEE COUNTY (WTOL) - Two teens are dead after their car crashed into a tree Tuesday evening in Medina Township.

The double fatal crash happened near Lime Creek Road near White Pine Highway around 6:43 p.m.

The Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office have identified the victims as 18-year-old Nicholas Alexander Rowland of Swanton and Patrick Fifer, 18, of Montpelier.

When the Lenawee County Central Dispatch received a call about the crash Tuesday, it was reported that the engine had caught on fire and at least one person was lying near the car and appeared to be deceased.

Sheriff deputies say the car was speeding at a high rate and appeared to cross the center, left the road before crashing into the large tree.

In addition, there did not appear to be any evidence of braking.

Both victims were found next to the vehicle and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies are currently investigating the crash as a suicide.