- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

NILES, Mich. (AP) - Guardrails have been installed along a road in southwestern Michigan in response to the deaths of two people whose car plunged into a creek.

Louis Csokasy of the Berrien County Road Commission says barriers erected Friday above Brandywine Creek in Niles are in response to the February crash. He tells the South Bend Tribune (https://bit.ly/1oKbffW ) that safety improvements are always considered after a fatal wreck.

Autumn Mehl and Steven Rough were in a bar before the crash. Authorities say 29-year-old Mehl, the driver, had a blood-alcohol level that was above the legal limit.

Bond Street, the road above the creek, was snow-covered and slippery that night.

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