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One injured in Cass County snowmobile accident

CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- One person injured after a snowmobile crashed on Topash Street near Townhall Road in Silver Creek Township.

According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Saturday Mikel Matthews, 64, was traveling eastbound on Topash when he was hit by a snowmobile.

Allegedly, Matthews was hit by Joseph Vantuyle, 63, of Dowagiac who was operating the snowmobile.

Officials say Vantuyle had failed to yield at a signed intersection of the snowmobile crossing.

Vantuyle was transported to Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital  for minor injuries.

Helmets and seatbelts were worn and alcohol does not to be a factor.

Sister Lakes Fire and Pride Care ambulance assisted the Sherriff’s Office.

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