CASS COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Michael Mortimore, of Dowagiac, Michigan, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday morning single-vehicle crash in Cass County.

Mortimore, 21, was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday in Volinia Township.


According to officials, Mortimore was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle on Church Street near Lawrence Road in Volinia Township, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 6 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle then flipped over and made contact with a substantial tree.

Two other young people traveling in the vehicle were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the young father:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Cass County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,293. Its county seat is Cassopolis. Cass County is included in the South Bend–Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area which has a total population of 316,663 and is sometimes considered part of Greater Michiana – Wikipedia.