One dead in two-vehicle crash in Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. – One person has died following a two-vehicle crash in Edwardsburg on Thursday afternoon, the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department reported.

At 4:10 p.m., officers responded to a crash on Dailey Road north of Curtis Drive.

Officers arrived on scene to find a vehicle pinned against a tree and another vehicle off into a cornfield.

The initial investigation determined that 40-year-old Edward Muse of Dowagiac was traveling trying to pass a vehicle but was unable to make the pass safely, according to reports.

As a northbound vehicle came towards Muse, he moved back into his proper lane and allegedly clipped the front of the vehicle he was passing, reports said.

Muse then lost control and hit a tree.

The vehicle Muse passed also lost control and went off into the cornfield.

Muse was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated by the Edwardsburg Fire Department.

Muse was treated at the scene by the Edwardsburg Ambulance Service and Med Flight but died from his injuries.

A 17-year-old passenger in Muse’s vehicle was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that went into a cornfield was not injured.

This crash remains under investigation.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department at 269-663-8444.

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