On January 23, 2016 at approximately 12:10pm, the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Fayette St, near Union St., in Hillsdale City, for a two vehicle accident.

Samuel James Knecht, Age 66, of 84 Union St, Hillsdale, MI. was traveling northbound on Union St when he stopped at the traffic control device then proceeded into the path of Sheryl Ann Belman, Age 48, of 12940 N Adams Rd, North Adams, MI. who had the right of way and was entering the intersection.

All subjects were wearing their seat belts, and no injuries were sustained in the accident. Mr. Knecht was cited for failure to yield.

Accident remains under investigation.