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      Merrill man killed in motorcycle crash

      One person is dead after his motorcycle hit a deer early Saturday morning.

      It happened on South Iva Road near Townline in Fremont Township, Saginaw County.

      Arthur Willis Gath, 53, was driving northbound on Iva Road when a deer ran in front of the motorcycle.

      The Merrill man was thrown from his motorcycle, his head hitting the roadway.

      This is the fourth fatal traffic accident within a week in Saginaw County.