Teens Killed In Berrien Car Crash Are Identified

Posted at 2:33 AM, May 06, 2013

LINCOLN CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two women killed in a car accident on I-94 in Berrien County on Sunday afternoon have been identified.

Officers with the Lincoln Charter Township Police Department responded to calls of a head-on collision between a car and a semi truck near the 24 mile marker.  According to witnesses, a 1994 Chevrolet Impala was westbound when it swerved to avoid hitting a piece of tire, and struck a box truck on the right that was heading in the same direction.  The driver of the car lost control, crossed the median, and crashed head-on into a semi.  The semi also lost control, crossed the median, and came to rest in the ditch on the opposite side of the freeway.

Police say there were two women in the car at the time of the accident, both of whom were killed on impact.  They are believed to be two 19-year-olds from the Holland area.  Their identities were released Monday night. The driver was Jaquisha Wright, 18, of Chicago and her passenger was Rashell Allen, 19, of Holland.

The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries, and the driver of the box truck was uninjured.  All drivers and passengers were wearing their seat belts.

The accident remains active pending reports from teh Berrien County Medical Examiner and a review by the Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office, which is standard procedure.