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.