Hit and run accident kills pedestrian in Cass County
The Cass County Sheriff's Department is investigating a hit and run accident that took the life of one man early Sunday morning.
Police say the accident happened at approximately 1:20 a.m. on M 40 just north of Withers Street in Newberg Township.
Officials have identified the victim as Duke Gowens, a 25-year-old resident of Cassopolis, Michigan.
According to authorities, early investigation shows that Gowens was walking in the northbound lane of M 40 when an unknown vehicle struck him.
Duke Gowens succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Both lanes of the two-lane highway were blocked off during the investigation.
A firefighter with the Newberg Township Fire Department says this stretch of road is a problem area for accidents.
If you have any information regarding this accident, you are asked to contact the Cass County Sheriff's Office at (269) 445-1560.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.