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    Brothers accidentally kill each other in head on collision

    PAW PAW TOWNSHIP, Mich.

    Two brothers who shared a home were killed in a head-on traffic collision with each other, police said.

    Jessie West, 24, and James West, 33, were killed Sunday in a head-on collision near Paw Paw, not far from their home in Decatur in southwestern Michigan. James West was driving his 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo north when he lost control and crossed into the path of his brother's oncoming 1988 Dodge Daytona, according to police.

    "We've never had anything quite like this," Van Buren County sheriff's Sgt. Virg Franks told the Kalamazoo Gazette.

    Police said skid marks left at the scene suggested the crash was accidental. Family and friends told police there were no bad feelings between the brothers.

    Jessie West was wearing a seat belt and was trapped inside his car when police arrived. James West, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from his car. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph and the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reported.

    Jessie West worked as a supervisor at Gallagher's Eatery & Pub in Paw Paw and left early Sunday, saying he wasn't feeling well. His brother worked as a truck driver and moved into the home about eight months ago, said Jessie's longtime neighbor, Josh Hunsberger.

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    Very strange...
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    OMG.....can't imagine what the parents must have gone through getting THAT news! Just awful
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    Monte Carlo vs a Daytona. Both fairly solid actual metal cars, but neither one designed for collision. If either had gone up against a fiberglass car, they'd have ripped it open like a soda can.

    I'm just glad that one won't have to live with the guilt of having killed his brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    I'm just glad that one won't have to live with the guilt of having killed his brother.
    Very good point.

    My Mother told me a story from when she was in High School that was very similar to this;

    Apparently she went to school with two brothers, and one was a "real punk." Well one night this "punk" decided it would be funny to put a cement parking block in the middle of a well traveled road outside of their school in the middle of the night. Well by chance, the next car that came flying down that road was his own brother. He hit it, lost control of the vehicle, crashed and died. After that he apparently couldn't handle living while knowing he killed his own brother and ended his own life.
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