Cedar Man Dies After Being Pinned Under ATV In Leelanau Co.

A Leelanau County man is dead after his ATV rolled down a steep part his driveway and pinned him underneath.

Deputies were called to the victim’s home in Centerville Township just south of Leland Saturday night around 9:00 PM.

They say John Stachnik left the hard-packed portion and went into soft gravel on his steep driveway. The ATV spun before rolling over down an embankment and into trees. Stachnik was thrown from the ATV and pinned under the vehicle.

Police believe alcohol was involved and say Stachnik wasn’t wearing a helmet.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death has not been determined. 

Police believe the crash happened an hour before it was called in.