6 hospitalized after crash near Ind. border

MILTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities in Cass County say alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that put six people, including two children, in the hospital.

The wreck happened around 7:10 p.m. Saturday on Redfield Street near Gumwood Road in Milton Township, southeast of Niles, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say 46-year-old Erika Kanczuzewski of Niles was headed west on Redfield when a southbound vehicle turned in front of her. The cars collided.

The driver of the southbound vehicle, 23-year-old Stephen Armet of Granger, and his passenger 23-year-old Christopher Pavnica were taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. The second passenger in that vehicle, 21-year-old Evan Armet, was taken to Saint Joseph Regional Hospital.

Kanczuzewski and her two children, 13-year-old David and 8-year-old Ava, were also taken to Saint Joseph Regional.

The conditions of the six people hospitalized were not known Sunday.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says everyone was wearing their seat belt.

Alcohol may have been a factor, authorities said, though they did not specify in a release who may have been drinking.

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