Two hospitalized after car crash Friday

MILTON TOWNSHIP — Two Niles residents involved in a car crash were hospitalized Friday, according to Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke.

Authorities responded to the crash about 5:30 p.m. Friday on Gumwood Road near Bertrand Street in Milton Township.

The crash occurred when Gregory Ferrier, 55, of Niles was southbound on Gumwood Road, when a vehicle driven by Jean Stilwell-McCarty, 72, of Niles turned in front of him, according to police. The collision caused Ferrier’s vehicle to travel off the road and into a tree.

Both parties were taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for treatment. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and seatbelts were used. This case remains under investigation.

Assisting authorities included the Niles Township Fire Department and SMCAS Ambulance.

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