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Michigan man dies after jumping from moving vehicle

The Cass County Sheriff's Department responded to an accident Friday on M-51 near Peavine Street in Pokagon Township.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m.

20-year-old Abigail Smith from Niles and a passenger, 21-year-old Drake Brewer of Cassopolis, Michigan were arguing as they were heading north on M-51.

During the course of the argument, Brewer opened the passenger door of the vehicle and jumped out, according to deputies.

Witnesses were able to confirm the information.

Brewer was transported to Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac, then airlifted to Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Brewer died as a result of injuries sustained in this incident.

Police say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in this case.

The incident remains under investigation.

Pokagon Band Tribal Police, Dowagiac City Police, and Pokagon Fire Department assisted at the scene.
 

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