Fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash in Niles Township
Early Sunday, just after midnight, officers were dispatched to a call of a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on N. 5th Street near Pucker Street in Niles Township. The pedestrian was in the roadway attempting to retrieve an article of clothing that was lost while she was a passenger on a motorcycle. The driver of the vehicle stated that she observed the victim enter the roadway but was unable to avoid the collision. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by SMCAS personnel. The crash is under investigation by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the WMed Medical Examiners Office. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in this crash. The victim was identified as 49 year old Candace Rae Barna, of Niles.
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