Two people seriously injured in head-on crash in Niles Township

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By: Jon Zimney jzimney@953mnc.com

Two southwest Michigan residents were seriously injured in a head on crash.

It happened around 9:40 p.m. in on Saturday, Dec. 26. Emergency crews were called to the area of M-51 and Pucker Street in Niles Township, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.

On arrival, sheriff’s deputies found the drivers of both vehicles trapped in their cars. Niles Township fire crews had to use extrication equipment to remove the victims from the vehicles.

Both drivers were taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend to be treated for what has been reported as serious, but not life threatening injuries.

During investigation, it was found that a Chevy Express van driven by a 43-year-old Niles, Mich. man crossed the centerline and struck a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Schoolcraft, Mich. woman.

Both vehicles suffered extensive damage.