Car was going 103 mph in crash that killed Pennfield students: Sheriff’s Dept.

Posted at 4:13 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 16:54:15-05

PENNFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Two teens who were killed in a Pennfield Township crash were traveling at more than 100 mph in the seconds before the vehicle they were in hit a tree, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.

The crash happened Dec. 10 on East Avenue in Calhoun County. Kaleigh Woodman, 16, and Sabrina Almarez, 17, both juniors at Battle Creek Pennfield High School, died.

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Department says the car the two teens were in was going 103 mph in the seconds before it collided with a tree.   Officials obtained that figure from the Crash Data Retrieval system in the car, according to the sheriff's department.

Hundreds gathered  for a candle light vigil Sunday to remember Woodman and Almarez.  People sang, prayed and cried in the students' memory.

A funeral service for Woodman is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Battle Creek's Calvary Baptist Church, according to the sheriff's department.  Officials say Almarez's funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Dexter Lake Church of God.