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Driver injured in fiery crash in Cass County

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Dowagiac resident was hospitalized after her vehicle crashed and caught fire before noon on Wednesday.

Cass County Sheriffs investigated the personal injury crash on Dewey Lake Road near Roth Road.

Trisha Smith, 31, was westbound on Dewey Lake Street when her car struck a tree.

The car overturned and caught fire, according to Cass County Sheriff’s office.

The fire personnel on the scene extracted her from the car.

Smith was flown to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo after she was taken to Borgess Lee Hospital by ambulance.

Officials reported Smith was wearing her seat belt. They are investigating if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

If residents witnessed the scene or have any information, contact the Cass County Sheriff’s office at (269) 445-8644.

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