Monroe County man killed in sledding game gone wrong - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Monroe County man killed in sledding game gone wrong

MONROE COUNTY, MI (Toledo News Now) -

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash on Tuttlehill Road, in London Township, late Saturday night.

Preliminary investigation revealed that 27-year-old Roy W. Leffler, of Romulus, Michigan, was pulling a homemade sled on private property from his 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Romulus resident Robert L. Tackett, 25, was in the sled.

Police say while in motion, Tackett was ejected from the sled, striking a tree.

Tackett was transported in critical condition to St. Joseph's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan by ambulance.

He died late Saturday night at the hospital. The exact cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's Office.

The crash remains under investigation.

 Leffler, the driver, was not injured.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 734-240-7768.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • In Case You Missed It: Saturday Morning WTOL Interviews - April 21, 2018

    In Case You Missed It: Saturday Morning WTOL Interviews - April 21, 2018

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-04-21 13:33:52 GMT

    Here is a list of the interviews from Saturday, April 21, 2018 on WTOL 11 Your Morning:

    More >>

    Here is a list of the interviews from Saturday, April 21, 2018 on WTOL 11 Your Morning:

    More >>
  • First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Dry weekend with a sneaky, cool breeze

    First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Dry weekend with a sneaky, cool breeze

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    This weekend will be dry with many chances for sunshine, but a cool lake breeze will really impact the temperatures.

    More >>

    This weekend will be dry with many chances for sunshine, but a cool lake breeze will really impact the temperatures.

    More >>
  • Road closures this weekend due to Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

    Road closures this weekend due to Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-04-21 11:21:25 GMT
    This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)
    This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)

    The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is notifying the community of the upcoming road closures to accommodate for the safety of over 9,000 runners participating in the 42nd annual event on Saturday, April 21st for the Glass City 5K and Sunday, April 22nd for the Marathon, Owens Corning Half Marathon, YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay.

    More >>

    The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is notifying the community of the upcoming road closures to accommodate for the safety of over 9,000 runners participating in the 42nd annual event on Saturday, April 21st for the Glass City 5K and Sunday, April 22nd for the Marathon, Owens Corning Half Marathon, YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly