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Two injured in Mendon crash

A Grand Rapids woman was cited for disobeying a stop sign after causing a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Mendon Township. Sheriff’s officials said the 22-year-old woman was driving west on Michigan Avenue when she failed to stop at the Nottawa Road intersection. Her vehicle struck a southbound pickup driven by a 31-year-old Vicksburg woman. The incident occurred at …

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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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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A Vicksburg resident was injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said the 47-year-old victim was driving north on U.S. 131 at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, when he was distracted by another motorist at the M-60 eastbound intersection. The motorcycle driver failed to negotiate the curve, and the motorcycle went off the roadway and overturned. …

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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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Boy injured in ATV incident

A 6-year-old Colon Township boy was airlifted to the hospital after suffering an injury on an all-terrain vehicle. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Benjamin O’Connell was driving the vehicle up a dirt hill at 11 a.m. Sunday in the 60000 block of Farrand Road in Colon Township. The ATV turned on its side as it made its way …

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Man injured in moped accident

A Union City man was injured after the moped he was driving went off the road after the driver attempted to avoid striking a deer in Colon Township. State police said 26-year-old Shawn Davenport was driving east on M-86 shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday when he swerved the moped off the road and into a ditch near Farrand Road. Davenport, …

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Two injured in crash

A 19-year-old Three Rivers man was involved in a single-vehicle accident late last week in Constantine Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called at 4 a.m. Friday to North River Road, near Nerman Road, regarding a rollover accident. Deputies said Dacoda Jacobs was ejected from the vehicle he was driving. A passenger, 19-year-old Nicholas Baldwin of Three Rivers, …

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Fire destroys downtown building in LaGrange

A downtown business building collapsed in a northern Indiana town as a fire burned for several hours, causing firefighters to drain much of the community’s water supply. The fire broke out Tuesday morning, and fire crews from several surrounding communities joined in trying to get it extinguished. The roof and front facade collapsed from a building housing a Family Dollar …

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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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