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Man injured in crash

A Vandalia man suffered minor injuries after his vehicle struck a deer then went off the roadway in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said 21-year-old Devin Todd was driving east on Calvin Hill Road near Kensington Road shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Todd’s vehicle struck a deer then several trees after leaving the road. Todd, who was the only occupant …

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Woman arrested after crash

Cass County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated over the weekend at a campground in Newburg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday to a campground in the 12000 block of Prang Street regarding a single-vehicle crash. Deputies were advised that the driver got into an argument with witnesses, and …

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Teen injured in crash

A Cass County teen was injured in a single-vehicle accident after she reportedly fell asleep at the wheel in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday to M-40, near Shavehead Lake Road in response to a vehicle that had struck a tree. Deputies said 18-year-old Birdie Murphy, of Union, was traveling south on …

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Woman injured in crash

A Niles woman was treated for injuries she received after her vehicle ran into a car driven by a Constantine resident. Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials said Janel Chappell, 18, was driving west on U.S. 12 at 4:21 p.m. March 17 when her vehicle collided with a car driven by Dakota Hicks, 20, of Constantine. The incident occurred near M-217 …

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Man died after being hit by train

A Niles man died this week after he was struck by the engine of a freight train in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the rail crossing a half mile south of Pokagon Highway. Investigators said a Norfolk Southern train traveling north came across a subject on the tracks who …

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Three car crash in Cass County

Three vehicles, including a car driven by a White Pigeon man, were involved in an accident earlier this month in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said a car driven by 83-year-old Gordon Jackson of White Pigeon was heading north March 3 on Tharp Lake Road when it pulled into the path of a car heading east on U.S. …

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