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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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One injured in Cass County crash

A pickup driven by a White Pigeon man was rear-ended in a two-vehicle accident in Cass County. According to a department media release, a pickup driven by 26-year-old Alan Harrington was heading east on M-60 when it slowed just east of M-40 in advance of making a turn. The truck was struck from behind by a car driven by Jessica …

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Three injured in Cass crash

Three people were involved in a two-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 7:30 a.m. Friday to the intersection of Calvin Center Road and Brownsville Street. Investigators said a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Cassopolis resident Dakota Lawson was attempting to turn west onto Brownsville Street when it was struck by …

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One injured in Volinia accident

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident this week in Volinia Township. Deputies said a van driven by 34-year-old Anita Hurley of Marcellus crashed into a tree on Penn Road, north of McKenzie Street. Hurley, who was driving north on Penn Road, told authorities she believes she fell asleep. The incident occurred at 9:30 a.m. …

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One injured in accident

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said a 16-year-old Cassopolis youth was injured this week in a single-vehicle accident. He said a car driven by Davonte Gouins was on Brownsville Road when the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Gouins was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital for his injuries. Speed is believed to be a …

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Man arrested after fleeing deputies

An Elkhart man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to flee from Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle clocked traveling 96 miles per hour on Decatur Road near Kelsey Lake Street in Penn Township shortly before 6 p.m. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot during the …

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Man injured in single car crash

A Cassopolis man was injured in a one-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s department officials were called at 7:55 a.m. Friday to Kelsey Lake Street, near Griffiths Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. Investigators found that a sport-utility vehicle driven by 23-year-old John Sylvia was heading west on Kelsey Lake …

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Girl dies after being struck by vehicle

A 2-year-old Indiana girl died over the weekend after she was struck by a car at a relative’s house in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the incident occurred at 7 p.m. Sunday in the 20000 block of Old 205. Witnesses told deputies that the family was having a birthday party at the residence. A family member was …

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A White Pigeon man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving was struck from behind earlier this week in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Benhke said deputies were called at 6:25 a.m. Monday to M-217 near Wayne Street. Investigation said a motorcycle driven by 32-year-old Cody Walters was rear-ended by a pickup driven by Stone Taylor, 21, of …

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