News Release

Fatal one car crash 3/6/19 1233-19


The driver in this fatal crash is identified as 30 year old Corey Mashburn from South Haven , Michigan.


Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office

Nature of Incident:

Fatality Single Vehicle Traffic Crash

Date and Time:

03/06/2019 at approximately 10:32 hours


07000 block of CR 687, Geneva Township, Van Buren County, State of Michigan

Incident Number:


Deceased Driver:

30-Year-old male resident of South Haven, Michigan. Name withheld pending family notification.

Seat Belt:

Not Used.


Unknown currently.


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that deputies were dispatched to the 7,000 block of CR 687 in Geneva Township reference a single car vehicle crash. Upon arrival deputies discovered that a 1998 Cadillac was south bound county road 687 when the driver lost control going off the roadway and striking a tree. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and was taken by ambulance to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo where he was pronounced deceased. The vehicle crash remains under investigation.

Assisting Agencies:

South Haven Fire Department, South Haven Area Emergency Services, Van Buren County Road Commission and the South Haven Police Department.

Supervisor Contact:

Please contact the on-duty supervisor at 269-657-3101 or 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