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Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
Sunday August 22nd, 2021 :: 06:50 p.m. EDT


1 injured in crash

Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reports on Saturday, August 21st at approximately 0500 hrs, his office responded to a personal injury crash, in the area of Marcellus Highway and Atwood Road in Wayne Township, Cass County Michigan.

Investigation shows that a 2009 Dodge Journey driven by a 22 year old female, Melissa Smith from Decatur, struck a tree head on. The passenger in the vehicle, 36 year old Tasha Wallace from Dowagiac was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. At this time it is unknown if seat belts were worn in the crash.

Alcohol and/or drugs may have been a factor in the crash. This case remains under investigation.   

Assisting were Wayne Township Fire Department, Dowagiac Fire Department, Pride Care Ambulance Service. 

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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