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Fire destroys Mottville business

Investigators from Michigan State Police and local fire agencies remain at the scene of a Mottville Township business to determine what caused a devastating blaze Monday. Crews were summoned around 4 p.m. to Green Stream recycling, in the 69000 block of M-103. In all, more than a dozen different departments responded and attempted to put out the blaze that burned …

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One injured in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old Indiana man was involved in a motorcycle crash Friday last week in Fawn River Township. The victim, Brent Hershberger of LaGrange, was involved in the accident that took place on Kime Road near Stoney Road. Investigators said Hershberger misjudged a curve and crashed the cycle. He was thrown from the bike and later taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

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Fire chief fatally struck by vehicle along I-94

Authorities say a fire chief has died after he was struck by a passing vehicle while responding to a reported crash along I-94 in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s department says its officers and the Comstock Township fire department responded Wednesday night and found an unoccupied vehicle along the eastbound lanes. They were preparing to leave when the passing …

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Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were injured after the motorcycle on which they were riding was struck by a car over the weekend in Cass County’s Wayne Township. According to a department media release, 42-year-old Michael Friske and his passenger, Cherrell Merwin, 32, also from Dowagiac, were heading west on Dutch Settlement Road on a motorcycle around 10 p.m. Saturday. An eastbound car …

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Man dies in Cass County crash

A 22-year-old Cassopolis man died last week in a two-vehicle accident in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called just after 2 p.m. Friday to U.S. 12 and Tharp Lake Road. Investigators found that a truck heading north on Tharp Lake Road failed to stop at the intersection and struck a westbound vehicle driven by David …

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Injuries in Cass County crash

An Elkhart woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Friday on Calvin Center Road, near Starbrick Road, in Mason Township. Investigators said 25-year-old Trevor Bennett of Elkhart was driving south on Calvin Center Road when his vehicle was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by …

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