Press Release: Fatal ATV Crash

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From the Office of the Lapeer County Sheriff

On Monday, 08-05-2013 at 3:42 PM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence located on Lum Road in Arcadia Township after the home owner was discovered deceased within the yard by a friend.

Michael Pitt, age 52, resided at the residence alone. On Sunday 8-4-2013, Michael Pitt was operating his 2002 Honda four-wheeler ATV on his property. The ATV was being operated in an oval pattern within the back yard which consisted of mowed grass. Evidence supports that the ATV was sliding sideways when rounding each of the curves.

The ATV overturned while sliding sideways within a curve. The ATV overturned one complete revolution. Michael Pitt who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the ATV. The ATV came to a rest on all four tires with Michael Pitt located nearby. Michael Pitt was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained from this crash.

It is unknown if alcohol is a factor in this fatal crash and toxicology is pending. The case remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigator: Jason G Parks
Detective Sgt. Jason Parks