Man dies in multi-vehicle crash in Sturgis, at-fault driver facing open murder charge

Posted at 8:56 PM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 09:04:04-04

STURGIS, Mich. — One person has died and two others were injured Thursday in a three vehicle crash at S. Centreville Road and South Street.

Sturgis Police say two vehicles collided head on in the southbound lane of S. Centreville, and one of those vehicles was then struck by a third vehicle.

Both of the drivers involved in the initial crash, a 46-year-old Sturgis man and a 36-year-old Three Rivers man, were hospitalized, according to a release.

As of Friday the 46-year-old Sturgis man died at the hospital from his injuries. A 10-year-old girl in the Sturgis man’s vehicle was also hospitalized and is also in stable condition, police said.

Police say the at-fault driver, a 36-year-old from Three Rivers, has been arrested on an open murder charge, according to the St. Joseph County prosecutor.

The driver of the third vehicle was not injured.

Emergency crews were initially called to the area at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday. Police say firefighters worked for over an hour to free the three people who were trapped in vehicles after the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.