Victims In Fatal Vehicle Fire Identified

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department has released the identities of two people killed in a vehicle fire last Friday. Sheriff Richard Behnke reports the two victims of the car fire are Electra May Sutfin, a 27 year old female from Galien, and Chloe Clink, a 28 year old female from Dowagiac. They were identified by WMED in Kalamazoo using dental records. The case remains under investigation.

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Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke reports his office investigated a fatal car fire on Friday. Deputies responded to the 57000 block of M-51 south, In Pokagon Township around 3:50 a.m. They say it appears the vehicle was stuck in the driveway due to the heavy snow. Attempts to get the vehicle out were unsuccessful and it is believed that carbon monoxide may have filled the passenger compartment, leaving the two occupants unconscious. The heat from the overworked engine is believed to have caused the fire. The names of the victims are being withheld until positive identification is made. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Pokagon Fire Department and WMED.