Tree falls onto car in SW MI; driver hospitalized

Southwest Michigan
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MARCELLUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Cass County man is in the hospital after a tree fell on his car while he was driving.

It happened at 10:25 p.m. Sunday near Hemlock Lake on Hemlock Lake Road near Taylor Drive in Marcellus Township, about 25 miles southwest of Kalamazoo.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old James Joseph Hokauson of Marcellus was southbound on Hemlock Lake Road when the tree fell onto his vehicle.

Hokauson was taken to Bronson Lakeview Hospital with injuries; his condition is unclear.

Investigators say Hokauson was wearing his seat belt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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