One dead in fatal ORV accident in Wells Township

WELLS TOWNSHIP — at 11:43 pm on Sunday, May 26th, troopers from the Negaunee State Police post responded to reports of an ORV accident on County Road 496 near County Road SN in Wells Township.

An investigation revealed an 80-year-old man crashed his ORV while heading westbound on County Road 496.

Life saving measures were taken by personnel, but the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the accident, which is ongoing. Names are not being released at this time.

Forsyth Township Polic, Forsyth Township EMS/Fire and Wells Township EMS/Fire assisted at the scene.