3-Vehicle Crash Leaves 2 Injured Near Old M205 and Cassopolis Street
Police believe that alcohol was a factor in a three-vehicle collision that left two people hospitalized the night of Tuesday, November 19.
According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at around 11:05 p.m. on Old M205, near the intersection with Cassopolis Street in Mason Township.
Police say that 32-year-old Matthew Degraff, of Union, was driving northbound on Old M205 when his vehicle crossed over the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle from the other lane. The other vehicle was driven by 65-year-old William Thorley, and that vehicle crashed into a third car with 64-year-old Ricky and Janice Secor inside.
Thorley and Degraff were both injured and were hospitalized at Elhart General hospital for treatment. This crash remains under investigation and no charges had been filed as of Thursday, November 21.
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Financial Compensation For People Injured by Drunk Drivers in Michigan
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Getting injured in a drunk driving crash can cause a wide variety of personal and financial difficulties. This is why the victims of these crashes should be aware of their legal rights and their options for financial compensation.
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The Intersection of M205 & Cassopolis Street in Mason Township, MI
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