Elderly woman dies in Berrien Co. rear-end crash

Berrienc Co., Ind. A rear-end collision turned fatal Thursday in Berrien County.

The crash happened just before noon near the entrance to Warren Dunes Estates in Lake Charter Township.

Helene Weitz, 77, of Bridgman was southbound on Red Arrow Highway, and stopped to turn left into her neighborhood.

That's when a GMC Stake truck, carrying around 2,500 pounds of paint drums, rammed into the back of her car.

Weitz was taken to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The truck, which is owned by Niles Chemical Plant, was being driven by Robert Kubisank, 66, of Buchanan, who refused medical treatment at the scene.

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