Posted on Feb 12, 2024

Driver injured after crashing into pole, tree in Cass County

CASS COUNTY, MI - A car wreck in Cass County on Saturday night sent a driver to the hospital, authorities said.

According to a WMMT report, the Cass County Sheriff's Office responded after the accident happened in the area of M-152 and Leach Road at about 11:15 p.m.  An investigation determined that a driver lost control of his vehicle while traveling west on M-152.  The vehicle crashed into a telephone pole and then a tree.

The motorist, identified as 34-year-old Justin Richter of Dowagiac, was extricated from the vehicle and hospitalized.

The sheriff's office said the investigation indicated that speed appeared to have been a contributing factor in the accident, but it was not yet clear whether drugs or alcohol played a role.  Richter was wearing his seat belt at the time of the incident.