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Rollover caused after driver avoids cat

Published 9:00am Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CASSOPOLIS – Cass County Sheriff Joseph M. Underwood Jr. reports his office is investigating a personal-injury crash that occurred on Friday, Sept. 18, at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Deputies were called to the 18000 block of Calvin Hill Street in Calvin Township for a single-vehicle rollover crash.

Investigation at the scene revealed that Phillip Quatman of Elkhart, Ind., was westbound on Calvin Hill Street when he swerved to miss a cat, causing his vehicle to drop off the edge of the road.

Quatman overcorrected the maneuver, causing the vehicle to go out of control, rolling over and coming to rest against a tree.

Quatman was transported to Elkhart General Hospital via Life Care Ambulance for treatment of injuries he received.

Also assisting at the crash scene were Penn Township fire personnel.

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