OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Icy road conditions led to a fiery crash in Kalamazoo County Tuesday morning, killing two teenage siblings on their way to school.
The victims are identified as Anneka Vels, 17, and her brother, Landon Vels, both of Oshtemo Township.
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's deputies say Anneka was driving a minivan around 7:30 a.m. when she lost control on West G Avenue between North 3rd and 6th streets and struck a large tree. The vehicle burst into flames and both victims were killed.
"We heard a loud explosion and my husband ran out there to help,'' said Linda Weston, who lives across the street from where the accident occurred. "There was so much smoke and the engine was still revving.''
While her husband, Russell, and a neighbor tried to extinguish the vehicle fire, she called 911.