News Release

One Car PI crash 456-18

Nature of Incident:  Single Vehicle Personal Injury Crash with entrapment

Incident #:   456-18

Date & Time:    Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 1700 hours

Location:     20000 Block of 27th St, Pine Grove Township


Sheriff Daniel E Abbott reports that upon Monday, January 22nd,  Deputies were dispatched to the 20000 block of 27th street in Pine Grove Township on a report of a single vehicle rollover crash with entrapment.  Deputies arrived on scene and found a black Lincoln sedan that had went off the roadway and crashed into a patch of trees.  The driver of the vehicle was trapped inside of the vehicle and was the only occupant. Due to the severity of the wreckage, it took rescue crews approximately 1.5 hours to safely remove the driver.  The driver was transported by Life EMS to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo for treatment to his injuries. After the driver was removed, investigating deputies were able to locate drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Drugs are suspected to be a contributing cause of the accident which remains under investigation.

If the public has any information that can assist the Sheriff’s Office in this case they are encouraged to call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, Crime Stoppers, or Silent Observer.

Investigating Deputy:  Deputy Paul Graham 

Assisting Deputies:  Deputy Rich Rennhack, Deputy Todd Skinner

Assisting Agencies:  Michigan State Police, Life EMS, Gobles/Pine Grove Fire Department, McPikes Wrecker Service

Suspect:           30 year old male from the Gobles area.  Name being withheld pending further investigation.                                                                                   

Charges:   No charges filed at this time as the investigation is still ongoing. 

Supervisor Contact:  Lieutenant Jim Charon at 269-657-2006 or the on-duty Road Patrol Sergeant at 269-657-3101.

Jim Charon