News Release

Traffic fatality 6/6/19 03134-19

INCIDENT TYPE: Traffic fatality.

DATE: Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:40 pm.

LOCATION: 27000 block of 20TH Avenue, Pine Grove Township.

INCIDENT #’: 03134-19.

DRIVER: 27 year old female from Paw Paw.

RESTRAINT DEVICE: It is not yet determined if a seatbelt was properly worn at the time of the crash.

ASSISTING AGENCIES: The Gobles Pine Grove Fire Department, The Michigan State Police, and Pridecare Emergency Services.


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that Van Buren County deputies are investigating a single motor vehicle crash in which the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.

Evidence indicates that the East bound vehicle was severely damaged after it struck a tree alongside the road.

Alcohol use is suspected as a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation, please contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office with any information relating to the circumstances leading up to the crash.

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.


Lieutenant Jim Charon or the duty Sergeant

Jim Charon