1 killed in Niles Twp. crash – WSBT

NILES Twp. –

One person was killed and another injured in a crash involving a semi at U.S. 12 and 3rd Street in Niles Township.

Police tell us this happened just before 7 p.m. Monday. They say an investigation of the crash scene revealed a fully-loaded semi heading westbound on U.S. 12 hit a vehicle stopped at a traffic light.

The 21-year-old driver from Galien and a 27-year-old passenger from Buchanan were taken to Lakeland Regional medical Center in Niles where they were stabilized and then taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital, say police.

The 21-year-old was declared dead at Memorial. The passenger remains stable.
The semi driver, who police say is from Minnesota, was not injured.

Names are being withheld pending notification of family.