News Release

Fatal single car crash 2/28/19 1119-19


Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office

Nature of Incident:

Fatality Single Vehicle Traffic Crash

Date and Time:

02//28/2019 at approximately 13:14 hours


37000 block of CR 669, Decatur Township, Van Buren County, State of Michigan

Incident Number:


Deceased Driver:

43-Year-old male resident of Vandalia, Michigan. Name withheld pending family notification.

Seat Belt:

Not used


Unknown currently.


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that deputies were dispatched to the 37,000 block of CR 669 in Decatur Township reference a single car vehicle crash. Upon arrival deputies discovered that a 2005 Saturn Vue was west bound county road 669 when the driver lost control going off the roadway and striking a tree. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced deceased on scene. The vehicle crash remains under investigation.

Assisting Agencies:

Decatur Fire Department and Van Buren Emergency Medical Services.

Supervisor Contact:

Please contact Operations Lieutenant Jim Charon at 269-657-2006.

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone. To submit an online tip, go to and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon