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One Dead After Chain Reaction Crash

Posted at 3:43 AM, Sep 15, 2013

BERRIEN CO., Mich.- Sheriff’s deputies responded to a chain reaction crash just after 3 pm on Saturday afternoon.

It happened on US-12 near Hoder Road. Deputies say the area is down to one lane with traffic signals because of construction in the area. Witnesses tell deputies that several cars were going west and stopped at a red light when a semi-truck and trailer came up from behind and slammed into the back of the last car in line.

That impact sent 75-year-old Harold Redding of Galien to the hospital where he later died. The impact on the car caused it to go into the back of the next one which sent them into a motorcycle and another car.

Five other people were taken to the hospital after the crash but have since gone home. The driver of the semi wasn’t hurt. At this time, the Berrien County Sheriff doesn’t think alcohol was a factor.