Editor's Note: The Polk County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the victim from this crash and can be viewed here.
POLK COUNTY -- Authorities say a driver of a UTV died on Saturday after apparently losing control while driving, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
On Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:09 PM, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a UTV crash on the 1500 block of County Trunk Highway T/10th Street. It was reported that the sole occupant of the UTV was injured and unconscious. Polk County Deputies, Wisconsin DNR Wardens and local EMS and fire responded to the scene.
The crash victim remained unconscious and was transported from the scene by Cumberland Ambulance to Cumberland Hospital where Life Link was requested to meet them. The patient succumbed to his injuries while en route to Cumberland Hospital.
Evidence at the scene and witness’ statements preliminarily pointed to alcohol and speed as factors in the crash. The UTV appeared to be headed southbound on CTH T/10th Street when the driver lost control, rolled and was ejected. It did not appear the driver was wearing a seatbelt.
The crash victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Assisting at the scene were Cumberland Area Ambulance, Turtle Lake Fire and EMS, the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office, The Wisconsin DNR, and Life Link.
This accident remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin DNR, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.
- Per Polk County Sheriff's Office