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On June 23, 2016, at approximately 5:45 a.m., the Hillsdale County Sheriff Department was dispatched by Central 911 to Homer north of Borden Rd. in Scipio Township for a two vehicle property damage accident.

Michael James Ryan, age 52, of 14420 W. Merry Dr., Camden, MI was operating a 2007 Mercury Milan northbound on Homer Rd. Ryan passed a 2001 Mercury Cougar, also northbound, driven by Travis James Clark, age 33, of 177 N. West St., Hillsdale, MI. Ryan re-entered the northbound lane close to Clark’s vehicle, then braked hard for raccoons in the roadway. The vehicles collided and Clark’s vehicle went into the ditch.

Both drivers were wearing their safety belts. No injuries were reported Ryan received a citation for careless driving.