Kalamazoo woman transported to hospital after rear-ending tractor in Colon Twp.

A 53-year-old Kalamazoo woman was transported to the hospital Monday after she rear-ended a tractor in Colon Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 25, deputies responded to a crash near the intersection of M66 and Marvin Road in Colon Township. A vehicle, driven by the aforementioned Kalamazoo resident, was traveling northbound when it struck a “farm implement being pulled behind a tractor.” The 53-year-old, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was transported to the Bronson Emergency Room with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor, a 26-year-old Centreville man, was not injured in the incident.

The crash remains under investigation but authorities stated alcohol and drugs may have been contributing factors. LifeCare Ambulance and the Centreville Fire Department assisted deputies at the scene. 

Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor of Watershed Voice.