CASS COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Landen Taggart, of Dowagiac, Michigan, has been identified as the teen driver killed when a large tree limb fell on his vehicle in Cass County Wednesday evening.

Taggart, 17, was operating a vehicle in Pokagon Township Wednesday, when a large tree branch fell and struck his vehicle.


According to reports, Taggart was driving on Peavine Street near California Road in Pokagon Township, when a substantial tree branch fell on the cab of his vehicle around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then came into contact with another tree.

Taggart was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

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.