One injured in property damage crash

Published 3:24 pm Friday, June 21, 2019

MILTON TOWNSHIP — A Niles resident was injured in a property damage crash Thursday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that at 6 p.m. his office was called to investigate a unknown injury crash that occurred at the intersection of Bell Street and US-12 in Milton Township.

Initial investigation shows Nicholas Smith, of Niles, was northbound on Bell Street when he came to US-12. The driver had a medical episode that caused him to blackout and go through the intersection at US-12. Smith then hit and severed a telephone pole on the north side of US-12, coming to rest against trees.

There was a temporary loss of power to surrounding homes.

Seatbelts were worn and there were no other vehicles involved.

This case remains under investigation.