One dead, three in critical after 3-car crash

Posted at 12:14 AM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-12 00:14:28-04

NEW BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Mich. —  The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred around 3:53 p.m. Saturday in New Buffalo Township.

The location was M-239, just south of Wilson Road.

The sheriff’s office says a Honda CRV crossed the centerline of the highway and struck two vehicles. The first struck vehicle suffered minor damage, and there were no injuries.

However, the second vehicle, a Toyota Sequoia, was hit head-on.

Police say there were four passengers in the Sequoia, and one died. The other three were in critical condition at last report. The sheriff’s office says it’s withholding the name of the person killed until the family is notified.

The driver of the Sequoia was Jose Flores, 40, of Elkhart, Indiana.

The New Buffalo Township Fire Department assisted with extrication of victims from the Toyota Sequoia, per police. They say the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Accident Investigation Team was called to the scene and is assisting with the investigation.