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Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
Friday July 8th, 2016 :: 05:43 p.m. EDT


July 8, 2016 Fatal ORV Accident, Bushnell Township, Montcalm County. See for full release.

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Fatal ORV Accident on private property
DATE AND TIME: July 8, 2016 at approximately 12:41 p.m.
LOCATION: East Boyer Road, Bushnell Township
AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Undersheriff Michael J. Williams

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Montcalm County Emergency Services responded to a private property crash involving an off road vehicle today at approximately 12:41 hours. They had been dispatched to a young male not breathing due to an off road vehicle rollover.

Deputies responded to the address in the 4000 block of East Boyer Rd. in Bushnell Township. CPR was performed on a 12 year old Fenwick male. A Massimo 4x4 off road vehicle was driven by the male, with two 7 year old passengers. The initial investigation revealed the 12 year old was ejected when the vehicle struck a bump in the yard and overturned. One 7 year old female passenger had jumped out prior to the vehicle overturning. The second 7 year old male passenger rolled over with the vehicle. Both of the 7 year old passengers sustained minor injuries.

Despite efforts from the Sheriff's Office and rescue personnel, the 12 year old male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Helmets were not in use and seatbelts were available, but not in use. Alcohol was not a factor.

The incident remains under investigation.

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
659 North State Street
Stanton, MI 48888

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 989-831-7590

Undersheriff Michael J. Williams
Montcalm County Sheriff

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