Alvarez-Muniz, 41, was driving her mother, Lidia Duran, to go pick grapes in the countryside when the accident happened, a university news release stated.
Berrien County police said Alvarez-Muniz was driving east on Deans Hill Road and failed to yield at the M-140 intersection. Her car collided with a southbound vehicle on M-140, driven by Frank Simko, 49, of Berrien Center.
Simko was not injured. Duran was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. No information was available on Duran’s condition.
Alvarez-Muniz had been assistant dean of women for Lamson Hall since 2008.