Marinette County reports first traffic fatality for 2019

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MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — The Marinette County Sheriff’s Department has reported its first traffic fatality for 2019. 

According to officials, Brent Recla, 38, of Vulcan, MI, passed away from injuries he experienced in a crash on April 13. 

The one-vehicle crash occurred just after midnight. Recla’s reportedly ran a stop sign at Highway 141, crashing his pickup truck through highway signs. 

The truck came to a stop in an embankment on the west side of the highway. 

Recla was extricated from the wreckage, treated, and transferred to a Green Bay hospital, according to the sheriff’s department. 

Officials say alcohol is a factor and the incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner. 

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