At 6pm Saturday, the Lincoln County Sherriff’s dispatch center received a 911 report of an ATV crash in the Township of Harrison. Town of Russell, a Conservation Warden, EMS and Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department responded to the crash on an ATV trail east of County road B. the operator was transported to Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill and was pronounced dead.
Preliminary investigation reports the 49 year old male traveling on the ATV trail when he lost control, causing the ATV to hit a tree. The man was wearing a helmet, but it was not properly secured. Speed appears to be the main contributing factor in this crash, alcohol does not appear to be a factor.