Dowagiac police investigate hit-and-run crash

DOWAGIAC — Police in Dowagiac are investigating a Monday afternoon hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist critically injured.

At approximately 2:43 p.m., Dowagiac police were dispatched to Spruce St. near State Rd., in reference to a crash that occurred at that location. The officers’ investigation determined that a motorcycle driven by Terrel Ward, 34, of Dowagiac, was traveling south on Spruce Street/M-51 approaching State Road/M-62.  A vehicle also traveling south changed lanes into Ward’s lane, which caused him to swerve to the side of the road, strike the curb and crash into a street sign. The vehicle that changed lanes fled the scene west on M-62. Ward was not wearing a helmet.    

Ward was treated on scene by PRIDE Ambulance and transported to Ascension/Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition. He was then flown to Kalamazoo Ascension Borgess Hospital by West Michigan AirCare for further treatment of his injuries. 

Dowagiac Police are attempting to locate the second vehicle, which is described as an early 2000s full-sized Chevy Suburban, tan or gold in color.  The vehicle was last seen traveling west on M-62 from Dowagiac. The possible suspect’s vehicle was captured by surveillance video in the area of this crash. Witnesses described the driver as a white female with brown hair.      

Dowagiac police ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any other information to call Dowagiac Police at (269) 782-9743, or the Cass County Tip Line at (800) 462-9328. 

Dowagiac Police were assisted by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit, Pokagon Tribal Police, Dowagiac Fire Department, and True’s Towing.

Berrien County

Blossomtime Festival to return

Cassopolis

PHOTO STORY: Cassopolis organization hosts inaugural Walk of Hope

Cass County

Dave Young to host revival conference at Volinia Baptist Church

News

Paddle auction to be hosted at Niles church Sept. 30

Berrien County

Local league to register voters on National Voter Registration Day

Dowagiac

DAR to host rededication

News

Niles Housing Commission moves to make improvements, stabilize funding into the future

Dowagiac

Dowagiac police investigating Saturday night shooting

Cass County

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department confirms COVID-19 associated death of a student in Van Buren County

Cass County

Cassopolis man gets probation for drunk driving

Cass County

South Bend man resentenced in 1997 Union murder case

Dowagiac

Army veteran talks his experience in Afghanistan

Business

Local farm markets ready for fall season

Business

Mason’s Pumpkins preparing for second-annual Harvest Festival

Dowagiac

DUS, teachers continue contract talks

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Area History Museum fundraiser raises $40,000

Giving

Wolverine Pipeline, area organizations partner to lend veteran a helping hand

Business

Cassopolis woman opens vintage, antique store downtown

Brandywine Education

Tickets on sale for Brandywine Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Education

New tech students race marbles to raise money for essential workers

Berrien County

MGCF awards $121,182 in grants to Berrien, Cass counties

Berrien County

Berrien County reports lower COVID-19 cases in schools following mask mandate

Berrien County

Berrien County amends transportation funding requests

Cassopolis

Dowagiac man found guilty of drunk driving