(9-3-20) On 09/02/2020 at 9:22 pm Deputy Nathan Withington from the Berrien County Sheriff Office was traveling north bound on S11h St. near Fort St in Niles in the left travel lane in a fully marked Patrol Car.

A silver Chevy Monti Carlo driven by John Paterson (55) from Niles was in the left turn lane and made a left turn into the path of Deputy Withington causing a collision.

The Patrol car collided with Paterson vehicle and then hit a Utility Pole.

Both Deputy Withington and Paterson were transported by SMCAS ambulance to Lakeland Niles and were treated for minor injuries.

Paterson was cited and released.

This vehicle collision remains under investigation by Niles City Police Dept.