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Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
Saturday April 6th, 2024 :: 03:12 p.m. EDT


Fatal Tractor Crash

Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reports that deputies of the Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to a farm tractor crash on Garrett Rd. north of Middle Crossing Rd. in Cass County’s Silver Creek Township. This crash occurred on 4-6-24 at 12:05pm.  Investigation of the crash showed that a tractor pulling a farm implement lost control and jack knifed. The driver of the tractor, Nathan Scherer (23yrs of St. Joseph, MI) was ejected from the cab. The tractor then rolled onto him. Mr. Scherer was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. Assisting on scene were Indian Lake Fire Department and the Pokagon Tribal Police. The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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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