Motorcyclist dead after crash in Cass County

Southwest Michigan

The scene of a fatal crash in Cass County’s Milton Township on June 24, 2020.

MILTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 25-year-old man died after a crash in Cass County’s Milton Township Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 10:05 a.m. on Redfield Street near Carter Avenue.

The Michigan State Police say a motorcycle was traveling west on Redfield Street when it hit a van that was stopped at a stop sign. The van was headed south on Carter Avenue.

When the vehicles collided, the motorcyclist was thrown from his motorcycle then hit a third vehicle that was stopped eastbound on Redfield Street.

Troppers identified the victim as Nicholas Allen Washburn, 25, of South Bend. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital where he died.

The victim was wearing a helmet, Troopers say.

No one else was injured.

The crash is under investigation.

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