Woman killed, 2 Pokagon officers hurt in crash

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BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was killed and two tribal  police officers injured in a crash in rural Berrien County Sunday.

It  happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of M-140 and Territorial  Road in Bainbridge Township, south of Watervliet, according to the  Berrien County Sheriff's Office.

The two Pokagon Tribal Police  Department officers were in the same SUV headed south on M-140 as they  responded to a domestic violence call. The sheriff's office says the  driver of a westbound sedan didn't yield at the intersection, leading to  the crash with the cruiser.

The driver of the sedan, a 69-year-old woman, died at the scene. Her name was not released later Sunday.

The  passenger in the cruiser was airlifted to a hospital in South Bend,  Indiana. The driver was taken by ambulance to Lakeland Hospital in St.  Joseph. Their conditions were not immediately available.

The  sheriff's office says everyone involved was wearing a seat belt. Weather  does not appear to have been a factor and there was not any indication  that something obstructed the car driver's vision.

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