Fatal motor vehicle collision

DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT: 01/09/2020 at 1426 hours     


TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal motor vehicle collision        


LOCATION OF INCIDENT: US 31 Bypass Niles Twp.  Berrien County Michigan                             


AGENCIES INVOLVED: Berrien County Sheriff Niles Township

                                         Berrien County Sheriff Accident Investigation Team

                                         Niles Township Fire Dept.

                                         SMCAS Ambulance service

                                         Michigan State police




NARRATIVE: On 01/09/2020 at 1426 hours Deputies from the Berrien County Sheriff Office responded to the 6 mile marker south bound on the US31 Bypass in Niles Twp for a two car Collision.



Upon arrival Deputies found that a silver Chrysler Concord that was North bound had crossed the median and had a collision with a Brown Ford Fusion that was traveling South Bound.

The driver of the Ford Fusion a 17 year old male from Niles Michigan and the Passenger 16 year old female also from Niles Michigan were transported by SMCAS Ambulance to Memorial hospital in Indiana for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Chrysler Concord a 35 year old female from Goshen Indiana was also transported by SMCAS ambulance for life threatening injuries to Memorial Hospital Indiana where she later died from her injuries.

It is unknown at this time if drugs of alcohol were a factor in this collision.

This Collision remains under investigation by the Berrien County Accident Investigation Team.            

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