Police Investigate Fatal Crash In Niles Township

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says a 20-year-old Niles woman is dead after a crash in Niles Township on Friday. Deputies were called to the 2,600 block of Old US-31 around 3:40 p.m. on a report of a single vehicle crash. They found a passenger car pinned against a tree. The driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old Niles woman, was trapped in the car. Life saving measures were attempted, but the driver died of her injuries. A passenger, an 18-year-old man from Berrien Springs, was thrown from the vehicle in the crash. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.