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One injured in Cass County crash

Cass County deputies responded over the weekend to a two-vehicle crash in Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday to U.S. 12, near Trout Road. Investigators said 24-year-old Kelsey Larsh of Three Rivers was westbound on U.S. 12 when an eastbound vehicle driven by 45-year-old Drew Baker of South Bend crossed the centerline …

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Man injured golf cart crash

A Cass County man was injured after the golf cart he was driving was struck by a car earlier this week. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 8:30 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Grange and Five Points roads in Mason Township. Investigators said 69-year-old James Bercraft of Cassopolis was on Five Points Road waiting for traffic to …

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Man injured in hit-and-run

A Middlebury man was injured in a hit-and-run accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 11:20 p.m. Friday to M-217, near Wayne Street. Investigators said 57-year-old Dale Shrock was driving north on M-217 when another vehicle collided with the car Shrock was driving. Shrock told deputies the driver of the other car left …

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Two injured in Cass County crash

Two Cass County residents were involved in an accident Wednesday morning in Pokagon Township. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said 55-year-old Dowagiac resident Donald Fazi was driving north on M-51 when his vehicle crashed into the back of a car driven by Elizabeth Ecker, 28, of Niles. Ecker had stopped her car to turn left onto Indian Lake Road, authorities …

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Man struck by car in Cass County

A 53-year-old Elkhart man died over the weekend after he was struck by a car in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called Sunday to M-51, near Pokagon Highway, in response to a subject in the roadway. Moments later, the sheriff’s department was advised that the man had been hit by a vehicle. The victim, Howard …

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Man dies in Cass County crash

Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded Monday morning to a single-vehicle fatal crash in Penn Township. Deputies responded at 10:44 a.m. to Decatur Road, near Shurte Street, where a vehicle driven by 34 year-old Russell Jett, Jr. of Kalamazoo had struck a tree. Investigators said the Jett’s vehicle traveled across both lanes of traffic and struck a tree on the opposite …

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911 texts available in Cass County

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said the county’s 9-1-1 call center now has the ability to receive emergency texts to the three-digit emergency number from anywhere in the county. Behnke said voice calls to 9-1-1 are preferred, as voice calls allow dispatchers the ability to locate from where a call is being placed. But the text option will suffice in …

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Investigation leads to arrest of Jones woman

A 26-year-old Jones woman was arrested Wednesday following a joint investigation by the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team and agents from the Michigan Department of Corrections Parole/Probation Division. The arrest took place at a residence in the 61000 block of South Main Street, where investigators responded to a tip about drug use and firearms in the residence. A search of the …

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Driver of garbage truck injured in crash

Equipment failure on a garbage truck resulted in a crash and subsequent injury of its driver Wednesday in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 9:30 a.m. to M-60, west of Calvin Center Road. Investigators found that the garbage truck lost control and left the roadway, overturning in a shoulder embankment. The driver, Jason McGaughey, …

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Two injured in Cass County crash

Two St. Joseph County residents were involved in a two-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 6:30 a.m. Thursday to the intersection of Calvin Center Road and M-60. Investigators determined that a car driven by 45-year-old Veronica Brown of White Pigeon was heading north on Calvin Center Road and failed …

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