Driver facing murder charge after allegedly causing fatal crash

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – A driver is facing a murder charge after allegedly chasing a vehicle, leading to a fatal crash on November 27, the Chikaming Township Police Department reported.  

Dominic Michael Mason, a 24-year-old from Michigan City, turned himself in to the Berrien County Jail on Thursday.

Mason was identified as the driver of the second vehicle involved in a crash that killed one person and injured two, police said.

Mason’s vehicle was allegedly chasing the vehicle of Travis Lloyd Germain while traveling north on Red Arrow Highway, reports said.

Both vehicles were traveling at approximately 90 miles per hour, according to reports.

Mason’s vehicle allegedly struck Germain’s vehicle multiple times, causing the crash, reports said.

Germain died in the crash and his two passengers were severely injured.

Mason faces the following charges:

  • 2nd -degree murder
  • Reckless driving causing death
  • Two counts of reckless driving causing serious impairment of body function
  • Fail to stop and identify at accident- causing death
  • Two counts of fail to stop and identify at accident- causing serious impairment of body function
  • Possession of heroin
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