Injury Accident; St. Joseph

OFFENSE:        Injury Accident


DATE:              December 1st, 2018 at 6:10 p.m.


LOCATION:      Botham Ave. and Thayer Ave. in St. Joseph 


AGENCIES INVOLVED:            St. Joseph Department of Public Safety, Lincoln Township Police and Fire, St. Joseph Township Police, Berrien County Accident Investigation Team, Medic I.




NARRATIVE: On December 1st, 2018 at 6:10 p.m. emergency responders were dispatched to a single vehicle traffic crash on Botham Ave. east of Thayer Ave.  The driver of the vehicle lost control and struck a tree causing the driver and passenger to be entrapped.  St. Joseph Department of Public Safety and Lincoln Township Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to get the driver and passenger out of the vehicle.


The driver and passenger, both 16 years old residents of Berrien County, were transported to Spectrum Health Lakeland for injuries. 


The Berrien County Accident Investigation team is reconstructing the accident but drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash.          

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