GR man dies after car crash in Berrien County


EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly said that the Benton Harbor man, not the Grand Rapids man, crossed the median, and that alcohol was not believed to be a factor. We apologize for the error.

HAGAR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids man, 36-year-old Rochester Tiwan-Jr Anderson, has died after a Wednesday crash in Hagar Township.

Anderson was driving southbound on I-196 near the mile marker five when he started drifting across the median around 8:30 a.m., Michigan State Police said in a Wednesday release.

He then went into the path of northbound traffic and hit the driver’s side of the car of a 75-year-old man from Benton Harbor.

Anderson was taken to an Indiana hospital, where he died from his injuries, MSP said.

The other driver did not report any injuries.

The crash is still under investigation, and alcohol is believed to be a factor. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

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