Teen, who was hit by a truck while riding a scooter, dies from injuries

Southwest Michigan
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MILTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office tells News 8 a non-motorized scooter was hit by a passing pickup truck Friday evening, Jan. 8, in Cass County.

Deputies were called to the scene of the accident around 6:58 p.m. near the off ramp of M-60 in Milton Township. After investigating, police say the driver of the pickup truck, Richard Krassow, stopped immediately after striking the pedestrian and called 911 for 17-year-old Samuel Gonzalaz, who was riding the scooter.

Gonzalaz was taken by Ambulance to Niles Lakeland ER for treatment before being transferred to South Bend Memorial Hospital where he was originally listed in stable condition.

Since he was taken to South Bend Memorial, deputies tell News 8 that Gonzalaz’s condition began to deteriorate and he succumbed to his injuries and died Saturday, Jan. 16.

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information in relation to this crash should call the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 269-445-2481.

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