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2 Passengers Die as Racing Car Speeds Off Montgomery County's Route 422 Highway: District Attorney

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    Raw Video: Medical Helicopter Takes Off From Route 422 Wreck

    At least one person died and one was hurt when a driver lost control along Route 422 in Montgomery County early Feb. 4, 2017. (Published Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017)

    Authorities have released the names of two passengers killed after a car careened off a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania highway after authorities allege that it was racing another vehicle at high speed.

    The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office and West Pottsgrove police said 20-year-old Marissa Kelly of Stroudsburg and 23-year-old Anthony Rodriguez of East Elmhurst, New York, died in Saturday's crash on the Route 422 bypass.

    Authorities said they were passengers in a 2007 BMW heading east near the exit to Grosstown Road in West Pottsgrove Township just after midnight when it went through a guardrail, hit a tree and ended up upside down about 30 feet down a steep embankment near the Schuylkill River. Prosecutors said witnesses told them that the car -- described as a newer model black Dodge Charger -- was "racing another vehicle in excess of 100 mph."

    Kelly and Rodriguez were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to a hospital.

    It took about 10 hours to open the eastbound lanes of 422, said police.

    Investigators asked anyone who might have more information about the wreck to call Montgomery County Detectives at 610-278-3368 or West Pottsgrove Police at 610-323-2090. Top News: Music Fans Celebrate 50 Years Since WoodstockTop News: Music Fans Celebrate 50 Years Since Woodstock