Vehicle split nearly in half following two-vehicle crash
On Jan. 4 at approximately 7:11 a.m., deputies with the Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to Sunset Boulevard and U.S. 12 Highway regarding a two-vehicle crash.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Lindsay Sztojka, 33, of Union, Michigan was turning left onto the U.S. 12 Highway from Sunset Boulevard and failed to yield right of way to an eastbound pick-up truck. The pick-up truck was driven by Nicholas Rink, 33, of Union, Michigan.
Officials say Sztojka's vehicle was struck by Rink's pick-up truck at the intersection resulting in Sztojka's car being split in pieces in the collision.
Deputies say Rink was uninjured in the crash with medics treating Sztojka at the scene for non-life threatening injuries.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash and both drivers were wearing seat belts, deputies say.
Porter Township Fire Department and SEPSA ambulance assisted at the crash scene.
The investigation is ongoing.