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Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
Wednesday May 22nd, 2024 :: 03:12 a.m. EDT


One Injured in Traffic Crash

Sheriff Richard J. Behnke, reports that on May 22, 2024, at approximately 0135 hours his office was called to investigate a personal injury crash on Marcellus Hwy, Wayne Township, Cass County, Michigan. Investigation shows that 28-year-old, Buchanan, MI resident; Ashley Smith was traveling Eastbound on Marcellus Hwy, when she tried to avoid a tree in the roadway, Smith hit the tree in the roadway, lost control of her vehicle to the left, which caused her to hit another tree. This is where Smiths vehicle came to rest. Smith was transported to Niles Hospital for minor injuries sustained in the crash. 
Smith was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not considered a factor in this crash.  
Assisting Agencies: Tribal Police, Wayne Fire, SMCAS 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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