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Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
Thursday August 31st, 2023 :: 02:46 p.m. EDT


Two Injured In Crash

Sheriff Richard J. Behnke, reports that on 08/31/2023 at approximately 11:41 hours his office was called to investigate a personal injury crash near the intersection of Calvin Center Rd. and Brownsville St., in Calvin Township, Cass County Michigan.  
Investigation shows that 18-year-old Granger resident, Dimitri Dewey, was at the stop sign at Brownsville St. and Calvin Center Rd. and did not clear the intersection. The driver of the second vehicle was 67-year-old Sturgis resident, Michael Shimp, who had no injuries.  Shimp was north bound in a semi truck, when Dewey disregarded the stop sign and was hit by Shimp.  Dimitri and his passenger, 21-year-old Jonathan Westphal were transported by ambulance to Elkhart General Hospital for minor injuries. 
All subjects wore seat belts. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor. Assisting in this crash was Penn Fire, SMCAS EMS, Michigan State Police and Cassopolis Police Department. 

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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