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Published on June 11, 2024
Saint Louis Man Killed, Two Injured in Isabella County Crash After Failing to Stop at IntersectionSource: Google Street View

An Isabella County collision claimed the life of a 33-year-old Saint Louis, Mich., man on Saturday night, according to local authorities. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. in Fremont Township, at the juncture of Winn and Coe roads. Charles Cast, the deceased, reportedly failed to stop at the intersection, resulting in a two-vehicle crash. ABC12 reported that Cast, driving a Chevrolet Blazer, struck a Lincoln Navigator carrying two passengers.

Thrown from his vehicle due to the impact, Cast was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt as he was ejected, which possibly exacerbated the severity of his ejection. Isabella County Sheriff's Office stated that high speeds and non-compliance with the stop sign were factors in the crash. Both occupants of the Navigator, a 50-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman from Rodney, Mich., survived with non-life-threatening injuries. Their vehicle was pushed into a field following the crash, as reported by WLNS.

The ongoing investigation into the specifics of the crash is being handled by the Isabella County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Michael Main emphasized in a news release obtained by WPBN/WGTU, "the driver of the Chevy Blazer was West bound on Coe Road and failed to yield at a stop sign when approaching Winn Road." Also, according to this news release, first responders transported the injured parties from the Navigator to a local hospital for emergency treatment.

A statement from the Sheriff's Office, retrieved by ABC12, listed that not wearing a seat belt, high speeds, and failure to adhere to stop signs are being considered as principal contributors to the fatal outcome of the crash. The investigation, emphasizing traffic safety and compliance with road laws, continues as the local community reckons with the demise of Cast and the injuries sustained by the other involved citizens.