UNION CITY, MI (WKZO) - The Branch County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate a fatal 4-wheeler accident that happened early Saturday morning in Sherwood Township. Killed in the mishap was 22-year old Joshua Beatty.
It happened in a field behind Beatty’s residence at 720 Mendon Road. A called notified 9-1-1 that a driver had flipped his ATV and was unconscious. While en route, deputies were advised CPR was in progress. Despite attempted life saving measures, Beatty was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor.