Cass County crash lands truck in a pond

CASS COUNTY, Mich., --- Cass County officials are investigating a single vehicle crash, that landed a pickup truck in a pond.

Deputies were called out to Dutch Settlement on M-62 in Wayne Township around 8:06 a.m.Sunday morning for an accident.

Authorities believe the driver of a pickup truck 81-year-old Joseph Lemrow of Dowagiac was traveling west when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a guardrail then hit a tree before landing in Mill Pond.

Lemrow was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

His truck had to be removed from the pond.

It's still unclear why Lemrow's truck left the roadway, but officials say he was wearing a seatbelt and they do not believe drugs and alcohol played a role.

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