ATV crash in Marinette Co. kills 2

A file photo of a Marinette County Sheriff's Office vehicle. (WLUK/Eric Peterson)

TOWN OF SILVER CLIFF (WLUK) -- Two men are dead as a result of an ATV crash in Marinette County.

Sheriff's officials say they were called to Boat Landing 11 Road and Beverly Lane in the Town of Silver Cliff just before 1 a.m. Friday. Investigation showed an ATV had been heading west on Beverly Lane when it crossed Boat Landing 11 Road and hit an oak tree.

The passenger, 35-year-old Matthew Allan Nitecki, was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner's office says he had head, neck and internal injuries.

The driver, 37-year-old Tristan Scott Gilgenbach, was taken to the hospital, where he later died of massive head and internal injuries.

Both Nitecki and Gilgenbach were from the Milwaukee area.