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Vehicles collide in Mason

Published 11:38am Thursday, February 11, 2010

CASSOPOLIS – Sheriff Joseph M. Underwood Jr. reports his deputies handled a personal-injury crash on M-205 and Redfield Street in Mason Township at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.

A vehicle driven by Ralph Katzenberger, 49, of Elkhart, Ind., was traveling west on M-205 when he crossed the centerline and struck a vehicle driven by Michael Routley, 59, from Vandalia.

Also in the second vehicle was a passenger, Lorrie Routley, 57, also from Vandalia.
All of the individuals were taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Mr. Katzenberger was in critical condition while Mr. and Mrs. Routley suffered serious injuries.

Osolo Ambulance, Porter Township Fire and Ambulance, Michigan State Police White Pigeon and Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department assisted deputies at the scene.

Seatbelts were worn at the time of the accident, which remains under investigation.

Vehicle strikes tanker truck alongside M-60 in Howard
CASSOPOLIS – Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. reports his deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-car, personal-injury traffic crash at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

The crash occurred on M-60, east of Pine Lake Street in Cass County’s Howard Township.

The crash occurred as the vehicle driven by Stephen Wuthnow, 20, of Niles, was traveling west on M-60.

Michael Osban, 38, of Buchanan, was stopped westbound alongside M-60, when Wuthnow lost control of his vehicle and struck the back of Osban’s tanker truck.

Wuthnow was transported to South Bend, Ind., Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Seatbelts were worn.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Assisting at the scene were Howard Township Fire and SMCAS.

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