Man killed in crash near Dowagiac

Southwest Michigan
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Eduardo Mendoza’s mangled vehicle after he drove off the road Sunday, Sept. 15 2019. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (Photo courtesy Cass County Sheriff’s Office)

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Decatur man died after driving off a roadway northwest of Dowagiac early Sunday morning.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Eduardo Mendoza was eastbound on Yaw Street near California Road, about three miles from Dowagiac, around 3:45 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle.

The vehicle rolled multiple times, throwing Mendoza from the vehicle.

Authorities said Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s unclear whether alcohol or speed were a factor. The driver was not wearing a seat belt.

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