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1 dead, 2 seriously injured during crash in St. Joseph Co.

Posted at 9:14 AM, Dec 10, 2020

FAWN RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One person is dead and two others were seriously injured during a Wednesday morning crash in St. Joseph County.

It happened about 4:30 a.m. on US-12 near Sweet Lake Road in Fawn River Township, a news release said Thursday.

A 19-year-old woman from LaGrange, Indiana was eastbound in a 2007 Nissan Altima when the vehicle crossed the center line and hit a westbound 2008 Kia Rio, a police investigation showed.

The driver of the Kia, a 54-year-old Sherwood man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger, a 30-year-old Bronson man, was transported to Sturgis Hospital with severe injuries, along with the 19-year-old driver of the Nissan.

Seat belts were worn at St. Joseph County police do not believe alcohol to have been a factor in the crash.