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Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
Saturday April 24th, 2021 :: 04:38 p.m. EDT


One Injured in Crash

Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reports that on April 24,2021 at approximately 2:15pm, his officers are called to investigate a single vehicle personal injury crash on O'keefe Rd north of Dutch Settlement St. in Wayne Twp. Cass County Michigan.   Driver 19-year-old Lukas Whitaker of Dowagiac, MI was driving north on O'keefe Rd when his passenger 17-year-old Elyse Sackett of Bronson, MI grabbed the wheel of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to run off the roadway striking a tree.  Sackett sustained minor injuries and was transported to Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac, MI.  Seat belts were worn and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.  Assisting at the scene was Wayne Twp. Fire Dept. and PrideCare Ambulance.    

Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
321 Michigan 62
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 269-445-1560

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