Man Killed In Saginaw County ORV Crash

The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred last Friday in Chapin Township.

Police responded to an area of Ferden Road about a half mile east of Merrill Road around 8:00 A.M. where they discovered a side-by-side ORV in a ditch. The driver, identified as 60-year-old Dale Snyder of Elsie, was also discovered lying face down in the ditch, which was filled with water. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants of the vehicle.

Police say Snyder’s family indicated he often drove his ORV alone. The preliminary investigation suggests Snyder was heading east when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the ditch. His body was transported to the Saginaw County Medical Examiner’s office. Members of the Saginaw County Dive team assisted with removing the side-by-side from the ditch.

The crash remains under investigation.