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Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
Saturday December 16th, 2017 :: 01:12 a.m. EST


Snowmobile / Motor Vehicle Accident

Sheriff Richard Behnke reports that on 12/15/2017 at 2038 hours his Deputies were dispatched to a crash that occurred on M-60, near Barron Lake Rd, in Howard Township, Cass County Michigan. A 29yr old South Bend resident, Robert Kmitta was operating a snowmobile on Michigan State trails when he attempted to cross M-60, and was struck by a vehicle driven by Tamera Gardner, 42yr old Cassopolis resident. Kmitta was transported by SMCAS to South Bend Memorial for evaluation and treatment. Kmitta was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. This case remains under investigation at this time.

Cass County Sheriffs Deputies were assisted by Howard township fire, SMCAS, and Pokagon Tribal Police.

Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
321 Michigan 62
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 269-445-1560

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