Arrest made in fatal Niles area car/pedestrian crash

A Niles man faces up to five years behind bars for his alleged role in a fatal car/pedestrian accident last April.

26 year old Kory Bridges was arrested today and charged with failing to report an accident that resulted in death. If convicted, he would face a maximum of five years behind bars and a fine of up to $5,000.

Bridges was the driver of a car that struck and killed 51 year old Charles Lintz as Lintz walked along M-60 near Lilac last April 29th.

It’s still not known whether Lintz was walking in the road or off to the side, or if alcohol was involved in the crash, although those details may come out as the legal case moves forward.

“Sometimes it takes a while to get back reports especially in a case such as this where somebody passed away we want to make sure we evaluate all those reports and know
all the information before we make a decision,” explained Tiffany Vohwinkle, Cass County Deputy Prosecutor.

Bridges turned himself in at the Niles state police post early this afternoon and was released on a $1,000 bond.

Bridges is scheduled to be arraigned on November 21st.

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