DRUMMOND ISLAND — A downstate man is dead after an off-road vehicle accident on Drummond Island that happened just after midnight Friday.
Chippewa County Sheriff’s deputies say Tyler Francis Butler, 24 of Sand Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Lincoln Road just north of Johnswood Road. Butler’s four-wheeler had left the roadway and struck a large tree. He was thrown from the vehicle, sustaining fatal injuries as a result.
A Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigator was called in to process the scene. Deputies believe both alcohol and speed were factors in the accident, which remains under investigation.