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Constantine man killed in crash on U.S. 131

THREE RIVERS — A 66-year-old man from Constantine was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 131 near M-60.
According to Michigan State Police, the incident occurred late Friday morning when the southbound Ford Escape driven by the man reportedly crossed the center line and went into the northbound lanes. A semi tractor-trailer was going northbound at the time and tried to avoid the collision, but could not.
The 66-year-old man was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Two dogs riding in the vehicle were also declared deceased at the scene. The family has been notified, according to police.
The driver of the semi, a 60-year-old man from Indiana, was uninjured. He too was wearing a seatbelt at the time, according to police.
It is unknown whether or not drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.
Michigan State Police were assisted by St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, Three Rivers Police Department, Three Rivers Fire Department, Fabius-Park Fire Department, Michigan Department of Transportation, Bower’s Towing and Shears Wrecker Service.

3 Replies to “Constantine man killed in crash on U.S. 131

  1. The whole 131 corador was designed improperly an is a complete disaster as many deaths including pedestrian being killed is a sad result from the start an never should have bn allowed by MDOT as it was a provin death trap two weeks after completion all the deaths started an is a normal death corador an it’s sickening nothing has bn changed !!!! Sad sad how many car an pedestrian deaths nobody cares in the cities an state planning boards an retard engineers that should be held accountable

  2. Very irritaing, wastes time and gas are the new left turns that have been installed.. Instead of just taking a 90 degree turn you come to a stop with no traffic light for protestion and take a 180 or even a 270 degree turn by the John Deere business and at Cotherman Lake road by the Consumer’s Ready Mix. Seems drivers would be given an extra 100 gallons of gas over the year for having to drive an 1/8th or 1/4 mile further than you did originally.. What a fiasco..another “Fix the damn roads” of the governor “Glimmer’

  3. Seems a complete waste the way it was designed. Such a cluster f… waste of gas time and effort. Causing more accidents and deaths. Must have been designed by a man with no brains

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