(MILTON TOWNSHIP) – Water on the roadway was a contributing factor to a one vehicle crash just before 5:30 Monday afternoon.
The Cass County Sheriff's Department says 37 year old Jeremy Santana of Niles was traveling west on Redfield Street near Gumwood Road in Milton Township when he started to hydroplane during some heavy rain. Santana lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road, striking a tree.
A passenger in the vehicle, 37 year old Crystal Watkins, was transported to Lakeland Hospital in Niles for treatment of her injuries. Santana was not injured.
Deputies say both Santana and Watkins were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident, which remains under investigation.