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Weather Possible Factor in Fatality

(Berrien County, MI) - Road conditions could have been a factor in a fatal head-on crash Thursday with a semi-truck in Berrien County, Michigan. The late morning accident happened on U.S. 12 between Galien and Buchanan.


According to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, an eastbound sport utility vehicle was attempting to a pass yhrsemi-truck from behind on the wet and slushy surface. Police said the driver of the SUV lost control and ran off the roadway to the left.  The driver after regaining control of the vehicle was hit head-on by an oncoming semi. The semi came to rest on its side in a ditch on top of the SUV.


So far, the name of the deceased operating the passenger vehicle has not been released.


The accident remains under investigation.

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