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Man dies in ORV accident

By John Raffel

ROSE LAKE TOWNSHIP – Recent published reports indicate the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to a recent accident where a man was killed in a four-wheeler accident on his private property.
The reports say deputies were called to the 13000 block of 15 Mile Road in Rose Lake Township for a fatal private property accident involving a four wheeler at 8:59 p.m on a Saturday.
Reports say a 59-year-old male from Howard City was unconscious and trapped underneath a four-wheeled off-road vehicle. The man’s wife could not move the ORV off of him.
Upon arrival of medical first responders, reports say they said the man was found to be dead.
The sheriff’s office said the man and his wife were working on clearing their property and were taking turns grading the driveway with the ORV. His wife discovered the accident and called for help.
Officials said the rider apparently lost control on the uneven driveway and was thrown off of the ORV which rolled and landed on top of him. Deputies suspect the rider died of internal injuries before his wife found him, reports say.
Deputies investigated the scene, assisted by Osceola County EMS, LeRoy-Rose Lake Fire Department and Meceola Central Dispatch.

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