Saturday night Allegan County Sheriff Deputies, Michigan State Police, and Hamilton Fire Department responded to the Allegan State Game on a report of an ORV crash where a man was injured by a fallen tree, the sheriff’s office reports.
Approximately a half mile into the state game area first responders found an ORV that had collided with a fallen tree on a trail. A passenger on the ORV, a 27-year-old Hudsonville man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol was found to be a contributor to the incident, officials said.
The crash occurred at 10:13 p.m. in the Allegan State Game Area off 47th Street in Heath Township, Allegan County.
The names of the victim and the people involved were not released pending contact with next of kin and further investigation. The investigation will be turned over to the Allegan County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by Michigan State Police, Hamilton and Graafschap fire departments and Holland AMR.