A 19-year old woman passenger is dead after the driver of the vehicle crashed into a tree in Berrien Township. It happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Pucker Street and Smith Road. The Berrien County Sheriff's Department seeks a charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants Causing Death against the 20-year old male driver. He was wandering around the area of his 1978 Ford pickup after the accident. The suspect was taken to Lakeland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. His name and the victim's name will be released later today.
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