News Release

Two vehicle PI crash 403-18



Incident Type:  

Two vehicle PI Crash   

Date/ Time: 

Friday, January19, 2018 at 1930 hours.


W. Saint Joseph St., near Paw Paw St., Lawrence MI


56 year old Hartford man (name being withheld at this time).

Alcohol believed to be a factor

Does not appear to be a factor.


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that on 01/19/2018, Deputy Adam Dzwik was dispatched to the intersection of W. Saint Joseph St. and Paw Paw St. in the village of Lawrence, Van Buren County for a two-vehicle personal injury crash. The crash occurred around 7:30pm Friday evening. Initial reports indicated that a pickup truck rear ended a second pick up near the main four intersection. A 56 year old male driver was reported to have a sever head laceration and bleeding uncontrollably. Several local residence and employees from two local eateries are credited with rendering aid and were able to control the significant bleeding. EMS arrived a short time later and transported the 56 year old male to Bronson Kalamazoo with a serious head laceration.

VBEMS was also assisted by Lawrence Quick Response.

Please contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office with any additional information regarding this incident.         

Investigating Deputy: 

Deputy Adam Dzwik

Assisting Agencies: 

Deputies were assisted by VBEMS, Lawrence Quick Response and MSP.

Jim Charon