Shawn Ingles dead and obituary, recently killed in Arenac County crash

Funeral arrangements have been disclosed for Dr. Shawn M. Ingels, a gastroenterologist tragically lost in a traffic accident in Arenac County.

On the morning of November 17, around 8 a.m., Dr. Ingels was driving his Corvette on northbound U.S. 23 in Whitney Township. Inclement weather conditions, including rain, caused him to lose control, leading to hydroplaning and a spin into oncoming traffic, as reported by Arenac County Undersheriff Don McIntyre.

Tragically, a southbound tractor-trailer collided with the Corvette, resulting in the emergency responders pronouncing Dr. Ingels deceased at the scene. There were no passengers in his vehicle.

At 51 years old, Dr. Ingels, a father of six residing in Freeland, was en route to a hospital for patient care when the fatal crash occurred, according to his obituary.

Originally from the Detroit area, Dr. Ingels graduated from Walled Lake Central High School in 1990 and later obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. His lifelong dream of becoming a doctor came to fruition when he graduated from Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999.

Completing his residency and fellowship at Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc, Dr. Ingels served numerous patients as a gastroenterologist in the Saginaw and Bay City regions.

Most recently associated with Ascension Medical Group Valley Gastroenterology at 4680 S. McLeod Drive in Saginaw Township, Dr. Ingels was deeply respected for his compassionate care and dedication to improving community health.

Christine Bergman, the marketing communications manager for Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital, expressed deep sorrow, saying, “Dr. Ingels was a highly-respected and kind-hearted Ascension Medical Group physician caring for patients across northern Michigan. He was dedicated to providing his patients exceptional care, and improving the health of our communities. Our prayers are with his family, friends, fellow associates and medical staff.”

Beyond his medical career, Dr. Ingels embraced various roles, described in his obituary as an outstanding family man who created cherished memories with his loved ones in the great outdoors. His passions included riding his K.T.M. dirt bike, navigating downhill ski hills, and skimming across the water on his water skis.

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