Galien man dies in motor vehicle crash Wednesday

Published 8:57 am Friday, December 14, 2018

WEESAW TOWNSHIP — An 84-year-old man died Wednesday evening following a single-motor vehicle crash in Weesaw Township, according to Lt. Steve Campbell, of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.

Police were dispatched at 5:07 p.m. to Elm Valley Road, near Boyle Lake Road. Officers observed a Jeep station wagon had driven off the roadway and into a tree. Jack Lee Phillippi, of Galien, the driver, was found deceased.

Campbell said weather did not appear to be a factor in the crash. The Berrien County Crash Reconstruction Team was called. Members of the Berrien County Chaplains Corp and Victims Services Unit were also utilized.

Other responding agencies included the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, Buchanan police and Michigan State Police.

The accident remains under investigation.