STEPHENSON, Wis. (WFRV) – A 33-year-old from the Town of Porterfield is dead after his vehicle went off the road and hit a power pole.

According to a release from the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were looking for Jacob Kaster, 33, after receiving a call for a welfare check.

A short time later, Kaster’s vehicle was spotted heading east on County Road W. When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, it accelerated at a high rate of speed. After a short pursuit, Kaster’s vehicle went off the road, impacted a power pole, trees, and started on fire.

Kaster was later pronounced dead on the scene by the Marinette County Medical Examiner. He was the only occupant in the vehicle.

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The crash remains under investigation at this time and Local 5 News will update this if any more information is made available.

This is the fourth traffic death in Marinette County in 2022.