Two Injured After an Off-Road Vehicle Crash in Gladwin County Sunday

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) crash that happened Sunday.

A 22-year old Saginaw County man and a 23-year-old Midland County woman suffered serious injuries after the ORV they were in crashed and became engulfed in flames.

Both riders were air lifted to Hurley Medical Center in Flint to be treated for severe burn injuries. As of Monday morning, they are reported to be in stable condition by the DNR Law Enforcement Division.

Gladwin County Central Dispatch notified emergency responders that an ORV had rolled over and possibly exploded at 1:33 p.m. The crash happened on state-managed land, west of Adams Road near the Island Lake Road Intersection.

Both riders were on the same ORV. They were parked at the Gladwin County snowmobile trailhead with a group of friends that they had been riding with. Witnesses told Conservation Officer Ryan Weakman that the man drove the ORV over a small dirt hill. It landed on its nose, flipped, overturned and caught fire.

The man was able to crawl away from the ORV, but his passenger was stuck in the safety harness. She had to be removed by others at the scene.

Another unidentified man, who assisted with the incident, was transported to the same medical center for burns sustained while removing the woman from the ORV.

The Michigan Department of National Resources Law Enforcement Division is still investigating the crash.

A GoFundMe has been created for the two riders, you can check out the GoFundMe here.