Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Date and Time of Incident: 11/25/17 08:40am
· Type of Incident: Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
· Location of Incident: Long Lake Road near Rangeline in Berrien Twp
· Agencies Involved: Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Pipestone Berrien Twp FD, Medic
Narrative: Officers responded to a report of a one vehicle accident on Long Lake Road
near Rangeline Road in Berrien Township. Officers discovered the driver (James Braddock
80yrs Sawyer, MI) deceased. Mr. Braddock was driving a 2005 Lexus west on Long Lake Road.
The vehicle drove off the roadway and struck a large tree. The vehicle came to final rest in the
center of the road. There was extensive damage done to the vehicle.
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit was activated. The crash
remains under investigation. The weather does not appear to be a factor.

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