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One injured in Cass County crash

An Illinois man caused a two-vehicle accident after he ran a stop sign last week in Cass County’s Volinia Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said Jose Balderas, 54, of Waukegan, Ill., was driving south on Decatur Road when he failed to stop at Marcellus Highway and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Bruce Johnson, 56, of Cassopolis. Johnson was treated at ...

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One injured in crash

Speed is considered a factor in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Marcellus Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said Norman Hand, 48, of Marcellus, was driving west on 96th Avenue shortly after 9:30 p.m. June 3 when his vehicle left the road, hit an embankment and went airborne. It came to rest after striking a row of trees ...

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Lockport Township accident sends woman to hospital

A Three Rivers woman lost control of her vehicle on a freshly-graveled road and drove off the roadway last week in Lockport Township. Shelly Lehman, 47, told authorities she was driving east on South River Road and a fresh layer of pea gravel on the road surface caused her vehicle to swerve. Her vehicle left the roadway, went into a ...

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One injured in Park Township crash

One motorist was injured in a two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Park Township. Sheriff’s officials said a 54-year-old Three Rivers man was in the median crossing dividing U.S. 131 at Moorepark Road and was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of traffic. The man pulled his vehicle into the path of a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Sturgis woman. ...

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Man injured after boating accident

A 68-year-old Coldwater man was hospitalized after the fishing boat he was in struck a pontoon boat last weekend in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Larry Prince was operating a bass boat around 7:45 p.m. Saturday on Lake Templene. Prince was making a left turn and his watercraft struck a 24-foot pontoon boat that was turning ...

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Covered Bridge suffers damage following crash and fire

Officers from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a hit-and-run crash that resulted in a vehicle fire inside the Langley Covered Bridge. According to a department media release, deputies were called around 6 p.m. Monday to the Lockport Township landmark, where a motorcycle was found on fire closer to the north end of the bridge, Investigators determined the ...

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