One dead in I-94 crash in Lake Township

Published 8:46 am Monday, April 8, 2019

LAKE TOWNSHIP — A woman was killed in an accident at mile 14 marker on I-94in Lake Township Sunday, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers responded to the accident at 2:35 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, officers found a that a female driver of a Chevy Sonic was struck from the rear by a Ford F-250 pickup truck pulling a camper trailer.

The woman, who is from the Chicago area, was unconscious and without a pulse when officers arrived on the scene. Rescue attempts were conducted, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officers.

According to a witness statement, the accident occurred when the Sonic had stopped in the right travel lane for unknown reasons. The driver of the Ford truck, from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was travelling behind the witness’ vehicle and saw the witness swerve to avoid hitting the Sonic. However, the truck could not swerve in time and struck the Sonic from the rear, causing both vehicles to become locked together, sliding off the roadway into the cable barriers.

An investigation into the crash is being conducted by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Unit.

The victim was transported to WMED in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where an autopsy will be done to determine cause of death.

The names of all parties are being withheld until family can be notified.