(8-10-20) Last night at approximately 6:09 pm the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a personal injury crash near Indian Lake Rd and Smith Lake St, in Pokagon Township, Cass County Michigan.


Investigation shows that Michal Runnels (67) Niles was traveling northbound on Indian Lake Rd. Runnels explained that a deer had ran out in front of him and caused him to lose control of his motorcycle. Runnels and the motorcycle came to a stop off the roadway when a passerby assisted with getting the motorcycle off of Runnels. Runnels was transported to Lakeland Niles Hospital for minor injuries that had occurred from the crash.

Helmet and protective gear were worn by Runnels preventing more injuries. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor. Assisting in this crash was Pokagon Tribal Police, Indian Lake Fire Department, and Pride Care EMS.