MARINETTE COUNTY (NBC 26) — High speeds, no helmet being worn and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in a fatal motorcycle crash.
Marinette County Sheriff's Office reports that they responded to a motorcycle crash on US Highway 41 just north of the Oconto County line at 5:53 p.m. on Saturday July 9.
The operator of the motorcycle was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed and had passed several other vehicles.
Losing control of the motorcycle, the operator skidded down the highway while the motorcycle ended in the ditch.
Paramedics on scene implemented lifesaving efforts, but the victim was later pronounced dead on the scene by the Assistant Marinette County Medical Examiner.
The victim has been identified as Daniel Erthman, age 53 of Oconto.
This is the third traffic fatality in Marinette County, and it remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office and Marinette County Medical Examiner.