Fatal Crash in Buchanan Twp.

DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT:  12:07 on 8/2/19

 

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Fatal Crash                           

 

LOCATION OF INCIDENT:    N. Main and Miller Road in Buchanan Twp, MI       

 

AGENCIES INVOLVED:     Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Buchanan Police, Buchanan Twp. FD, Berrien Springs FD, Buchanan FD, Med Flight, Smcas.

 

    

NARRATIVE:     The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened on N. Main and Miller Road in Buchanan Township on 8/2/19 at 12:07.  A 2007 Ford Fusion was traveling at a high rate of speed on Miller Road when it is believed to have disregarded a stop sign striking a southbound 2000 Honda Accord.

 

The driver and passenger of the 2007 Ford Fusion were taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment.  Alcohol and speed appears to be a factor in the investigation.

 

There were four individuals in the 2000 Honda Accord.  All four occupants were deceased.  The names of the victims will be released at a later time once the next of kin has been notified.

 

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Unit was activated.  A detailed report will be submitted to the Berrien County Prosecutors Office once it has been completed.

 

 

*****************Update 18:00 8/2/19*************************

 

The individuals in the 2000 Honda Accord have been identified as:

Driver – Robert Klint (66) Sawyer.

Passenger – Kent Williamson (52) Virginia

Passenger – Melissa Klint (60) Sawyer

Passenger – Landyn Klint (22) Sawyer

 

The investigation remains open pending further investigation.

 

Update 8/3/19.  
 
 
Update being provided by Chief Deputy Robert Boyce of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.  The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the two individuals that were occupying the 2007 Ford Fusion.  
 
The Driver of this vehicle was Dub Alan Collins, Male, Age 53, a resident of the Township of Buchanan.  He is currently being held on a Michigan Department of Corrections Parole Detainer and he is currently hospitalized in stable condition at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana for treatment of the injuries he sustained in this crash.  
 
The passenger of the 2007 Ford Fusion was Heather Renee Collins, Female, Age 39, a resident of the Township of Buchanan.  She is currently hospitalized in stable condition at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana for treatment of the injuries she sustained in this crash.  
 
The police report and investigative findings will be forwarded to the Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office in the next few days for review, so that a determination can be made on possible additional criminal charges being sought against Dub Collins.  
 
Further information will be released as it’s obtained. 



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