At approximately 2:46pm on April 8th, 2016, Hillsdale County Sheriff Department, Litchfield Police Department, Litchfield Fire Department, Homer Fire Department and Reading Emergency Unit were dispatched for a two vehicle P.I. accident on W. Litchfield Rd. west of Hadley Rd. in Litchfield Township.

The accident was initially called in to Hillsdale County Central Dispatch by OnStar.

According to police, David Elwyn Dingee, age 59, or Litchfield was driving a 2410 farm tractor pulling a manure wagon westbound on W. Litchfield Rd. The tractor slowed to turn into a lane on the south side of the road, when the manure wagon was struck in the rear by a 2014 Chevy Silverado being driven by Daniel Dean Pitts, age 64, of Hadley Rd, Litchfield. Seat belts were used.

Mr. Pitts was transported to the Community Health Center of Branch County by Reading Emergency Unit where he was pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation by the HCSO.