On November 30, 2018 at 11:39 am, emergency responders were dispatched to a traffic crash that occurred on US 12 at the end of the off ramp to US 31 southbound.

A pickup truck driven by 39 yr old Thomas Doyle of South Bend, was headed westbound on US 12 and struck a vehicle that had just ramped off of US 31 Bypass southbound. The southbound vehicle, a Chrysler Sebring, was hit in the driver’s door. Both vehicle’s came to rest in the median. The driver of the Chrysler suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

The driver was identified as 24 year old An-na Kim. Kim is a graduate of Andrews University in Berrien Springs and is originally from Korea. She is in an internship with the Grand Rapids Symphony. Deputies were able to make notification to the victim’s father and sister in Korea with the assistance of the Andrews University Police Department and a Korean interpreter.

Berrien County Crash investigators believe that Kim may have pulled out into the path of the pickup truck. The crash is still under investigation and drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this crash.