Distracted driver collides with oncoming vehicle

WATERVLIET TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – A woman suffered serious injuries after police said she caused a two-vehicle crash when she took her eyes off the road.

Rescue personnel were dispatched around 11:46 a.m. Wednesday to the scene on M-140 south of Dwight Boyer Road in Watervliet Township in Berrien County.

Tamara Garca, 40, was driving north with front-seat passenger Brian Jackson, 37, both from Holland.

Jackson told police Garca tried to pick up something from the floor and drove into the path of a southbound box truck, resulting in both vehicles colliding, according to a news release from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.

Garca was taken to a hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Janes Mosier, 54, from Dowagiac was driving the truck.

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