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12/11/2011 - Deputies Investigate Fatal Crash Near Calhoun County
KCSO Deputies are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred at approximately 1658 hrs on 12/11/2011.  The crash occurred at the intersection of E. Michigan Ave & Mercury Dr in Charleston Township.

Evidence shows that a red Chevrolet Cobalt was eastbound on E. Michigan Ave and a gray Chrysler minivan was southbound on Mercury Dr.  The minivan had the right of way, and the Cobalt pulled into its path, resulting in a collision.  After the impact, the Cobalt left the southeast corner of the roadway and spun. 

A 78 year old Kalamazoo man who was a passenger in the Cobalt was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of his injuries.  The driver of the Cobalt was also injured and transported to a local hospital.  A third occupant of the Cobalt was uninjured.

The occupants of the minivan suffered non-life threatening injuries.  They too were taken to an area hospital and treated for their injuries.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Silent Observer tipline at

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