Fatal ORV Accident in Champion Township

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Fatal four-wheel accident in Champion Township this past weekend

MARQUETTE, MI — (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a fatal Off Road Vehicle accident that happened over the weekend in Champion Township.

The accident happened just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the Clear Lake Access Road.  A 51-year-old Ishpeming man was riding a four-wheeler toward Clear Lake and was coming around a curve that went downhill when the ORV went out of control.

The four-wheeler struck a tree on the shoulder of the road.  The man was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the man has not been released and the accident remains under investigation.

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