UPDATE: Names released in Marinette County ATV crash kills two

Courtesy: MGN Online
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SILVER CLIFF, Wis. (WLUC) - UPDATE: August 11, 4:36 p.m.:
The names have been released for those killed in a Marinette County ATV crash.

The passenger, 35-year-old Matthew Allan Nitecki from the Milwaukee area, was thrown from the machine and pronounced dead at the scene by the Deputy Coroner from internal injuries.

The driver, 37-year-old Tristan Scott Gilgenbach from the Milwaukee area, was treated at the scene and transported to Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette where he later died from his injuries.

Neither person was wearing a helmet or protective gear. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.

This double-fatality crash remains under investigation by the Marinette County Sheriff's Office and County Coroner.

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ORIGINAL STORY:
Emergency personnel were called to the report of an ATV crash on Boat Landing 11 Road at Beverly Lane in the town of Silver Cliff, Wisconsin, at 12:54 a.m. on August 11, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Suave reports.

Sheriff's deputies and Silver Cliff Rescue Squad were dispatched to the scene. Investigation showed an ATV was westbound on Beverly Lane, crossed Boat Landing Road, and hit a tree.

The passenger on the ATV, a 35-year-old man from the Milwaukee area, was thrown from the machine and pronounced dead at the scene by the Deputy Coroner from internal injuries.

The driver of the ATV, a 37-year-old man from the Milwaukee area, was treated at the scene and transported to Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette where he later died from his injuries.

The names of the deceased are being withheld at this time, pending notification of family members.

This double-fatality crash remains under investigation by the Marinette County Sheriff's Office and County Coroner.

The Marinette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource Wardens, Silver Cliff Rescue Squad, Bay Area Medical Center Paramedics, and Marinette County Coroner's Office.



 
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