Two people have been identified after their car crashed into the Kalamazoo River early Friday morning. The driver, 31 year-old Marcus Parsons , and 30 year-old Deshauta Marshall died after the car plunged into the icy waters near the Dickman Avenue and Capital Avenue intersection.

Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker tells 95.3 WBCK that an officer witnessed a flash around 4 AM Friday, and determined that a car had entered the river. The car was eventually found with the Battle Creek residents dead inside, near the Washington Bridge.

Multiple vehicles have crashed into the river, at this site, and Chief Blocker says his department will be in touch with M-DOT and other agencies to see what can be done at that intersection.

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