(8-19-20) The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal traffic crash on US 12 at the M 60 interchange in Cass County’s Milton Township. The crash occurred on 8-19-2020 at approximately 10:20am.

The initial investigation of the crash showed that a vehicle driven by Patricia McIntyre (90) of Niles attempted to make a left turn onto US 12 and into the path of a east bound vehicle. The vehicle being driven by Cody Cummings (23) of Benton Harbor) struck McIntyre’s vehicle on the drivers side and both vehicles were disabled. Cummings vehicle started on fire at the time of the crash and was extinguished by other drivers. Cummings and his passengers (children 5 and 7 yrs) were helped from their vehicle by the other drivers.

Cummings and his passenger were all transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. McIntyre was pronounced dead at the scene.

Everyone involved in the crash were wearing seat belts.

Assisting on scene were the Michigan State Police, SMACS Ambulance, Edwardsburg Ambulance, MDOT and Niles Township Fire Dept.

The crash remains under investigation.