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Cass County scooter rider hit by pickup truck dies in hospital

Teen was struck by passing truck in Milton Township 8 days earlier
Cass County Sheriff's Office 06262022
Posted at 10:27 AM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 11:50:08-05

CASS COUNTY, Mich. — A teenager has died after being struck by a pickup truck while riding a scooter a week earlier.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday morning that Samuel Gonzalez, 17, of Niles had died of his injuries at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind.

At 6:58 p.m. Jan. 8, the teen was riding a non-motorized scooter on U.S. 12 near the off-ramp of M-60 in Milton Township when he was hit by the passing truck. The driver stopped and called 9-1-1.

Gonzalez originally was transported to Lakeland Hospital in Niles in stable condition.

Anybody with information on this crash is being asked to call the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 445-2481.