Two injured in Mason crashPublished 7:47pm Sunday, October 2, 2011
CASSOPOLIS — Cass County Sheriff Joseph M. Underwood Jr. reports that on Saturday, Oct. 1, at about 2:15 p.m., his office was called to investigate a personal-injury crash that occurred on Cassopolis Street, near U.S. 12 in Mason Township.
It was found during the investigation that a northbound vehicle driven by Illinois resident Charles Ingersol, 60, illegally passed a vehicle waiting to turn left.
In passing, he struck a southbound Fed Ex truck driven by Indiana resident Stephen Delieghter, 48.
Delieghter attempted to avoid this collision and subsequently crashed into a tree.
Both Delieghter and his passenger, Indiana resident David Trethewey, 38, were injured and transported to the hospital.
Trethewey was treated and released by Elkhart, Ind., General Hospital, however, Delieghter was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend and was in stable condition.
All others were treated and released at the scene.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash, and it is believed that all parties except those injured were wearing safety belts.
Assisting the Sheriff’s Office were Porter Fire, Porter Ambulance, Edwardsburg Fire and Edwardsburg Ambulance.
This case remains under investigation.