One person injured in U.S. 131 crash near Garber Rd

CONSTANTINE TWP. — A 26-year-old from Mishawaka, Ind.  was hospitalized for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday on U.S. 131.

According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred Tuesday around 12:33 p.m. in the area of U.S. 131 and Garber Road in Constantine Township. Police claim that the 26-year-old, who was driving a passenger car at the time, crossed the center line heading northbound and struck an oncoming semi-truck heading southbound, driven by a 56-year-old from Wimauma, Fla.

The 26-year-old was taken to Borgess Hospital for their injuries, while the driver and passenger of the semi-truck were reportedly uninjured. Police say speed was a factor in the crash, and that drugs/alcohol were not factors in the incident.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Constantine Police Department, Three Rivers Police Department, Constantine Fire Department, Fabius/Park Fire Department, Three Rivers Fire Department, Life Care Ambulance, Air Care, MDOT, and Bower’s Towing.

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