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Two die in roll over crash
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Two die in roll over crash

Two men died early this morning after a high speed crash rolled their Jeep upside down into Moses Lake. However, two other passengers survived the crash. 

Around 1a.m., witnesses reported seeing the late model Jeep speeding eastbound on Valley Rd. The vehicle ran a red light at Stratford Rd. and drove though the parking lot of Penn Plaza. After hitting a PUD power box next to Eddie's Restaurant, the vehicle continued across the grass and down an embankment where the Jeep rolled into the lake. It stopped upside down in about five feet of water. 

One passenger was able to get out of the Jeep before rescue crews arrived. A witness and Moses Lake Police tried to rescue to remaining three passengers but were unsuccessful. Moses Lake Fire was later able to force open door a using hydraulic force, and get a second passenger out safely. The remaining occupants of the vehicle were already deceased.

The surviving passengers were treated on scene and released. Initial investigation has determined that alcohol was a factor in the crash. 

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