Fatal car accident leaves one man dead in Marinette County

MARINETTE COUNTY — According to a press release from Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, a single vehicle crash in Stephenson, Wisconsin left one man dead on Tuesday afternoon.

Marinette County Dispatch received a call at 3:21 p.m. on Tuesday about a one vehicle crash on Deer Lake just south of Eagle Road in the Town of Stephenson.

The caller heard the crash happen while hunting nearby and reported the car was off the road and resting on it’s roof. A 63-year-old Scott A. Barnhart, of rural Crivitz was found in the wreckage and pronounced dead at the scene due to massive head injuries.

Initial investigation showed the vehicle was southbound on Deer Lake Road at a high speed, when it dropped off on the right shoulder, crossed over the road, going off road left and rolling over eventually coming to rest on its roof.

The victim was alone in the car. The crash remains under investigation.