Cass County accident leaves one dead, one hospitalized

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

One man is dead and another is in the hospital after a single-car accident in Cass County Saturday morning.

It happened just before 7 on Burlington Road south of Marcellus Highway in Marcellus Township.

Police say 48-year-old John Eastes of Three Rivers lost control of his car and left the roadway. The vehicle hit a tree before coming to a stop in a swampy area.

Eastes suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital.

His passenger, 47-year-old Robert Haney of New Mexico, was killed in the crash.

It's unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor.

The crash remains under investigation.

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