ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Justin Noel, of Battle Creek, Michigan, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday night fatal two-vehicle crash in St. Joseph County.

Noel, 19, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Sherman Township Wednesday night.


According to reports, Erandi Tzitziki, 19, of Battle Creek, was operating a vehicle with Noel as his passenger on N Centerfield Rd near Featherstone Road in Sturgis, when the vehicle came into contact with a Toyota Highlander around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Noel was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver of the Highlander was treated at the scene for non-life threatening injuries.

Tzitziki’s condition was not provided.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: St. Joseph County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan, on the central southern border with Indiana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 61,295. The county seat is Centreville – Wikipedia.