URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-16-18 9 a.m.
The victim in that fatal crash early Sunday morning in Ishpeming, MI has been identified as 52-year-old William Ernest Sharon III of Ishpeming.
He celebrated his 52nd birthday on March 1.
Sharon was driving the side-by-side north of N. 7th St. when he lost control, and his vehicle hit a tree, throwing the victim into the roadway.
Police are still investigating what caused the crash.
Sharon has previously lived in Negaunee and Marquette.
In April 2016, Sharon, then 50, of 712 E. Empire St. in Ishpeming was sentenced 46 days in jail, 18 months probation and to pay fines/costs of nearly $800.
Sharon pleaded guilty to third-offense domestic violence.
Meanwhile Sharon also pleaded guilty to another third-offense domestic violence charge in connection with an assault in Sept. 2011 for which he reportedly received a two year sentence.
4-15-18 – 12:53 a.m. ET –
Michigan State Police Accident Investigator, Ishpeming Police are probing a fatal ORV accident that happened very early Sunday morning
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Ishpeming, MI) – Police are investigating a fatal ORV crash in the city of Ishpeming, MI that happened early Sunday morning.
The off-road vehicle (ORV) crash was reported about 12:15 a.m. ET, this morning, April 15, 2018.
A specially-trained Michigan State Police Accident Investigator from the Negaunee Post have joined Ishpeming Police in investigation.
An Ishpeming Police officer apparently rolled up on the crash just as it happened.
The shaken officer could be heard pleading for an ambulance, knowing that the male victim had no pulse and very serous head injuries. It sounds like the ORV flipped many times and was destroyed in the wreck.
The crash has closed North 7th Street in the city of Ishpeming as accident investigators begin a long night of trying to reconstruct the crash.
The wreck at the intersection of New York Street and N. 7th Street.
The Ishpeming Fire Department is assisting and paramedics arrived in an ambulance from U.P. Health System–Bell
It is not clear if another vehicle was involved in the wreck.
The identity of the victim likely won’t be released for several hours or more.