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Three victims killed in Van Buren Co. accident identified

The identities of the three people killed in the accident in Porter Township have been identified.

A passerby contacted deputies Thursday morning after finding the crashed 1999 Ford Taurus several hours after the accident.

The driver failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the road and into a tree, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office.

The driver has been identified as 21-year-old Brandon Mark Vanwalbeck.

His passengers were identified as 15-year-old Andrew Michael Rambow and 16-year-old Hunter Jewel LaRose.

All three died at the scene.

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