Driver charged with murder

BUCHANAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against the driver of a car that ran past a stop sign in southwestern Michigan and slammed into another vehicle, killing four.

The Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday that Dub Alan Collins of Buchanan was charged with four counts of second-degree murder and several drunken driving charges in connection with the Aug. 2 crash.

Killed in the crash was 66-year-old Robert Klint of Sawyer, 60-year-old Melissa Klint of Sawyer, 22-year-old Landyn Klint of Sawyer and 52-year-old Virginia resident Kent Williamson.

The 54-year-old Collins and his 38-year-old wife, Heather, were taken to a South Bend hospital with injuries from the crash.

The prosecutor’s office says while blood tests are pending, Collins’ suspected intoxication, excessive speed and failure to stop for the stop sign “knowingly created a very high risk of death,” meriting second-degree murder charges.