Three Hurt In Hit And Run Crash

A 21-year-old South Bend man is facing a variety of charges following a hit and run crash in Dowagiac Friday morning. The Dowagiac Police Department says officers were sent to the scene at East Division Street and West Railroad Street just before 9:40 a.m. They arrived to find an SUV on its side and three people stuck inside. Witnesses told officers the suspect’s vehicle had been headed south on West Railroad when it ran a stop sign at East Division and hit the SUV, causing it to roll. The suspect then sped off. The three people in the SUV — a 65-year-old woman from Alabama, a 76-year-old man from Niles, and a 65-year-old woman from Dowagiac — were all freed and taken to a hospital for minor injuries. Acting on tips, police were able to find the suspect driver at a home in Dowagiac. The 21-year-old has a suspended license and had been drinking all morning. He’s now at the Cass County Jail.