Update: 7/14/2019 5:02 p.m.
MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — Officials have released the name of the victim who died in an ATV crash and fire on Saturday, July 13 in the Town of Porterfield.
The victim has been identified as 49-year-old William Doyen from De Pere.
Officials say he died after he rolled his ATV east of State Hwy 180 and County G on a two rut trail called Town Road 41. The machine burned after the crash and was considered a total loss.
The incident is considered the 4th traffic fatality in Marinette County in 2019. Police say the situation remains under investigation.
Original: 7/13/2019 2:44 p.m.
MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) –The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office say a burned ATV and a body were discovered on the side of a road Saturday morning.
Officials say they were dispatched to the report of a burned ATV and a dead man found in a wreckage on Town Road 41 around 7:43 a.m. on Saturday, July 13.
Town Road 41 is a two rut road to the Menominee River directly east of the intersection of County G and State Hwy 180 located by the Town of Porterfield.
Deputies and Wisconsin DNR Wardens responded to the scene. A preliminary investigation of the scene shows the ATV was eastbound from State Hwy 180 when it rolled over and ended upright.
The machine then burned along with the victim who was partially under the wreckage.
The Sheriff’s Office, DNR Wardens, and the Marinette County Medical Examiner are working to identify the victim.
More information will be released on the investigation at a later time.