After two delays, the Michigan Department of Transportation is set to begin next week road construction on M-216 in Flowerfield Township.
Starting Monday, the road will be closed west of the U.S. 131 intersection for a $1.8 million reconstruction project.
A detour will follow Pulver, Johnson and Flowerfield roads. The roadwork is set to be completed in June.
Previous start dates were March 18 and March 25.
Other summer projects in St. Joseph County include resurfacing M-60/66 in Colon and Leonidas townships and repaving M-86 from Nottawa Street to Shimmel Road in Centreville. Start dates for those undertakings have not been announced.
A hit-and-run crash shortly before 5 a.m. Monday in Sturgis Township is being investigated by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.
Department officials said a midsize car of unknown make, model and color was westbound on U.S. 12, west of Shimmel Road, and side-swiped the victim’s vehicle.
The suspect vehicle, which continued west on U.S.12, may have damage to the front left bumper or white paint transfer from the victim’s vehicle.
A 23-year-old Elkhart man was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo after he was injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday in Constantine Township.
Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Bradley Owen was driving on North River Road when he drove off the roadway near Maple Road and his truck ran into a tree.
Owen had to be extricated by emergency personnel.
The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m.
A 90-year-old White Pigeon man was issued a citation last week after he drove into a moving, horse-drawn buggy in White Pigeon Township.
State police investigators said the man was driving east on Fawn River Road when he ran into the back of the buggy near the intersection of Aldrich Lake Road at 9:45 a.m. Friday.
The 35-year-old driver of the buggy, a Shipshewana man, was not injured. The man’s infant son and the horse were not injured, according to investigators, though the buggy was a loss.
A citation for failure to yield was issued to the driver of the car.
Only minor injuries were reported following a two-vehicle accident last week in Sturgis Township.
A media release from the Michigan State Police stated 27-year-old Amanda Horning, of Sturgis, turned left in front of a westbound car on U.S. 12. The incident, which took place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, occurred in front of the Hillcrest Lounge.
The 43-year-old driver of the westbound car is a Bronson resident who also had two children inside her vehicle. They were secured in child-safety seats and suffered minor injuries, though hospitalization was not requied.
Horning was issued citations for suspended license, expired proof of insurance and failure to yield.
Investigators said alcohol was not a factor in the incident.
A 33-year-old Three Rivers woman was charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated and child endangerment after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Three Rivers.
According to a department media release, the woman drove off the roadway and crashed into a hydrant at the intersection of East Hoffman and Wood streets.
Officers investigating the incident performed a series of sobriety tests and concluded she was under the influence of alcohol, police said. The woman, whose name was not released pending arraignment, was processed at the Three Rivers Police Department and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.
Arrangements were made for the care of her 13-year-old son, who was a passenger in the vehicle.