Man killed, suspected driver jailed in crash near Benton Harbor

Southwest Michigan
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BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man is in jail in connection to a crash that killed a Benton Harbor man.

Deputies say 35-year-old Thomas Hoiles was riding north on Union Avenue near Waverly Drive when a car turned left into Briarwood Apartments, in front of Hoiles’ motorcycle.

The impact of the crash threw Hoiles from his motorcycle and authorities say his unbuckled helmet came off his head. Hoiles was lying in the road, unresponsive when deputies arrived. He later died at a hospital.

The car involved in the crash left the scene, but police found it a short time later.

Authorities have since arrested Anthony Terrel Wilson of Benton Harbor. He remains in the Berrien County jail on several charges, including driving while intoxicated causing death, leaving the scene of an injury crash and drug offenses.

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