Two-vehicle crash proves fatal in Fabius Township

A 77-year-old Lawton man died Monday due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Fabius Township.

A little after 8 p.m. Monday, September 12, deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the area of M60 near Youngs Prairie Road for a reported car crash. An initial investigation of the scene determined that a 77-year-old Lawton man was traveling northbound on Youngs Prairie Road when he ran a stop sign at M60, striking a westbound truck driven by a 43-year-old Constantine man.

The 77-year-old was transported to Bronson Hospital in critical condition by Three Rivers Ambulance but was pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital. The 43-year-old was reportedly uninjured. Seatbelts were worn in the crash, and alcohol was not a factor.

Deputies were assisted by the Three Rivers Fire Department, Constantine Police, Fabius and Park Fire Department, and Brokers Towing.

Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor and publisher of Watershed Voice.

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