CASS COUNTY, Mich. — A Bristol man was fighting for his life Friday night after a crash on U.S. 12 in Michigan that left a Cassopolis man dead.
Around 2:05 p.m., 23-year-old Adam Craigo of Bristol was driving a pickup truck north on Tharp Lake Road when he ran a stop sign and slammed into a Mitsubishi Galant traveling west on U.S. 12, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. Craigo was ejected from his truck after the impact.
Both vehicles came to rest off the northwest corner of the intersection, where Craigo's truck caught fire.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, 22-year-old David Michael Steven of Cassopolis, was pronounced dead on the scene. Craigo was airlifted by MedFlight from the scene to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he was listed in critical condition Friday night.
Police were still investigating late Friday whether alcohol was a factor in the crash and whether the two drivers involved were wearing seat belts. The scene is a few miles northeast of Simonton Lake between Edwardsburg and Union.
UPDATE: Craigo was upgraded to serious but stable condition a day after the crash.