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Passenger grabs steering wheel, leads to crash in Wayne Township

Cass County Sheriff Cruiser 02142021
Posted at 4:49 PM, Apr 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-24 16:49:19-04

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities responded to a crash involving one vehicle on O’Keefe Road in Cass County this afternoon, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

We’re told a 19-year-old man from Dowagiac was traveling north on O’Keefe when a 17-year-old passenger snatched the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to drive off the road and hit a tree.

The sheriff’s office says the passenger suffered minor injuries and was taken to Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

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