(MASON TOWNSHIP) – A Vandalia child has died from the injuries she sustained in a Monday afternoon crash.
Captain Lyndon Parrish of the Cass County Sheriff's Department says 4 year old Adrianna Chanthavongsavath died Tuesday morning at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Deputies say 73 year old Edwin Powless Jr. of Otsego was traveling east on U.S. 12 near Old 205 just after 4 PM Monday when he was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by 25 year old Linda Chanthavongsavath.
Both drivers were injured, and Linda C had to be removed from her vehicle by rescue personnel. She was flown to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo where she is in stable condition. Powless was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital and is listed in critical condition.
Deputies say both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, but a child safety seat was not being used. The exact circumstances that led up to the crash are still being investigated.