One dead in car accident in Cass County

Cass County Sheriff's Office says one person has died in an accident that happened around 3 a.m. on Lakeview Drive in Wayne Township, near Dowagiac.

One vehicle was involved in the accident.

A witness contacted the Cass County dispatch because he came upon a vehicle that had driven off the road.

The driver, 74-year-old John Shilney of Dowagiac, was unresponsive.

Shilney was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies believe he died from a medical issue and not as a result of the accident.

Shilney was wearing his seat belt.

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