Dr. Shawn Ingles, a 44-year-old gastroenterologist from Saginaw, Michigan, died on November 17, 2023, in a car accident on Interstate 75 near Birch Run. He was driving his Honda Accord when he collided with a deer that ran onto the road. He lost control of his car and crashed into a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene, while the deer was also killed.
Who was Dr. Shawn Ingles?
Dr. Shawn Ingles was a well-known and respected gastroenterologist, who had a passion for digestive health and wellness. He was the owner and operator of Ascension Medical Group – Valley Gastroenterology, where he provided gastroenterology services and procedures to his patients. He was also a member and instructor of the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine – Gastroenterology, where he shared his skills and knowledge with other gastroenterologists.
He was known for his professionalism, knowledge, and skill. He was also a kind and generous person, who helped and supported his clients and staff. He had many loyal and satisfied customers, who praised his services and results.
He was also a loving and devoted husband, father, and son, who cherished his family and friends. He was married to Claudia Zachaerk, a nurse and a beauty entrepreneur. They had two children, a son and a daughter. He also had a close relationship with his parents, who lived nearby.
He was also an avid and adventurous traveler, who enjoyed exploring different places and cultures. He had visited various countries, such as Italy, France, Spain, and Australia. He also liked to ski, hike, and bike.
How did Dr. Shawn Ingles die?
The exact details of Dr. Shawn Ingles’ car accident are still under investigation, but some witnesses and authorities have provided their accounts of what happened. According to them, the accident occurred around 8 p.m. on November 17, 2023, on Interstate 75 southbound, near Birch Run. The weather was clear and cold, and the traffic was moderate. Dr. Shawn Ingles was driving his Honda Accord at a normal speed, and he was wearing his seat belt. He was listening to his favorite radio station, and he was in a good mood.
As he approached the exit for Birch Run, a deer that was crossing the road suddenly ran in front of his car. He tried to avoid hitting the deer, but he could not swerve in time. He hit the deer, causing severe damage to his car. He then lost control of his car, and veered off the road. He crashed into a guardrail, causing further damage to his car. He was trapped inside his car, and he died from the impact.
The deer, which was also injured by the collision, died on the road. The accident caused a traffic jam, and several other drivers stopped to help. They called 911 and tried to free Dr. Shawn Ingles from his car, but they could not. The paramedics arrived shortly after, but they could not save him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His death was announced by his wife, Claudia Zachaerk, on his Facebook page. She wrote:
“It is with great sadness that I share the news that my beloved husband, Dr. Shawn Ingles, passed away this evening. He was the love of my life, my best friend, and my soulmate. He was also a wonderful father, son, brother, and friend to many. He touched so many lives with his gastroenterology and wellness services, his kindness, his humor, and his wisdom. He lived and died doing what he loved, and he never gave up on his dreams. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.“