UPDATE–Officials investigating fatal ATV accident

MARINETTE COUNTY — An ATV accident left both the driver and passenger dead.

Emergency crews responded to an ATV crash on Boat Landing 11 Road at Beverley Lane in the town of Silver Cliff on Friday around 12:54 A.M. Upon arrival, it was found that an ATV traveled westbound on Beverly Lane, crossed Boat Landing Road and impacted an oak tree.

The passenger on the ATV, 35-year old, Matthew Allan Nitecki, from the Milwaukee area, was thrown from the machine and pronounced dead at the scene due to head, neck, and internal injuries. The driver, 37-year old, Tristan Scott Gilgenbach, also from the Milwaukee area, was treated at the scene and transported to Bay Area Medical Center, where he later died of massive head and internal injuries.

Neither person was wearing a helmet or protective gear. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors. The crash remains under investigation.