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Wisconsin ATV/UTV fatality summary - 2016

Last updated June 19, 2017

# Date/Time County/Town City Location/Activity No.# of Vehicles Involved/Cause/Incident Factors ATV/UTV Vehicle CC/Estimated Speed Age/Gender/Residency Safety Certification/Experience (Hours) Helmet/Seatbelt Alcohol Involved/BAC
1.
2/27/2016 4:40PM LaCrosse Co. Farmington Road (Route) Recreational 1 / Ejected / Alcohol, Speed ATV 325cc / Unknown 52 / F / WI No / Over 100 Hours No / NA Yes / Unknown
Victim was found unconscious after being ejected from her ATV and passed on 3/25/16.
2.
3/12/2016 9:50PM Burnett Co. Union Road (Route) Recreational 1 / Rollover / Alcohol ATV 700cc / 15MPH 63 / M / WI No / Over 100 Hours No / NA Yes / Unknown
Victim overturned while making a left hand turn from a roadway into a driveway.
3.
4/07/2016 1:26AM Marquette Co. Mecan Road (Not a Route)Recreational 1 / Struck a fixed Object / Alcohol ATV 500cc / 25MPH 30 / M / WI No / Over 100 Hours No / NA Yes / .144
Victim left the road, not a route, and struck a driveway causing the ATV to flip.
4.
5/24/2016 2:35PM Monroe Co. Glendale Private Property Recreational 1 / Roll Over / Speed UTV 900cc / 30MPH 36 / M / WI No / Over 100 Hours No / No Unknown / Unknown
Victim /Operator made an abrupt sharp left turn at a high rate of speed causing the UTV to roll-over.
5.
5/28/2016 3:48PM Marinette Co. Athelstane Private Property Recreational 1 / Struck a Fixed Object / Operator Inexperience ATV 450cc / 15MPH 90 / M / WI No / 0-100 Hours No / NA No / .000
Victim travelling down a slow steeping hill is believed to have accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake causing him to strike a fixed object.
6.
5/28/2016 4:43PM Lincoln Co. Tomahawk Road (Route)Recreational 1 / Struck a Fixed Object / Alcohol ATV 800cc / 30MPH 57 / M / WI No / Unknown Yes / NA Yes / .275
Victim travelling on a Road / Route drifted into the ditch line and struck a culvert.
7.
6/26/2016 1:33AM Monroe Co. Angelo Road (Not a Route)Recreational 1 / Struck a Fixed Object / Alcohol ATV 850cc / Unknown 59 / M / WI No / 0-100 Hours No / NA Yes / .167
Victim travelling on a road (not a route) struck a cable strung across the road to prohibit access.
8.
6/28/2016 11:13AM-6:00PM Bayfield Co. Barnes Road (Not a Route) Recreational 1 / Roll Over / Inexperience ATV 500CC / 25MPH 14 / F / WI Yes / 0 - 100 Hours Yes / NA NA / NA
Victim was travelling on a road (not a route) and was negotiating a curve in an attempt to drive around a mud hole causing the ATV to roll over.
9.
7/21/2016 6:31PM Price Co. Eisenstein Road (Route) Recreational 1 / Roll Over / Alcohol ATV 110CC / 5MPH 67 / M / WI No / Unknown No / NA Yes / .195
Victim was attempting to do a U-turn and the ATV rolled on its side causing the victim to fall off the ATV.
10.
7/23/2016 7:49PM Marinette Co. Crivitz/Stephenson Road (Route) Recreational 1 / Roll Over / Speed, Alcohol UTV 800CC / Unknown 57 / M / WI No / 0-100 Hours No / No Yes / NA
Two subjects were in a UTV operated on a road route. The UTV left the roadway at a curve, the operator over-corrected causing the UTV to overturn.
11.
7/24/2016 3:52PM Ashland Co. Shanagolden Road (Route) Recreational 1 / Roll Over / Speed, Alcohol UTV 976CC / 30MPH 29 / M / WI Yes / Unknown No / Yes Yes / .042
Victim was travelling at about 30MPH; went through an area of water on the road/route; hydroplaned over the water and rolled the UTV.
12.
7/24/2016 5:38PM Florence Co. Long Lake Road (Route) Recreational 1 / Struck a Fixed Object / Speed UTV 570 / 40MPH 68 / M / WI No / Over 100 Hours No / No No / NA
Victim was travelling on a road/route behind another UTV that had slowed or stopped, victim swerved abruptly and left the roadway striking trees.
13.
7/24/2016 6:24PM Iron Co. Mercer Trail Recreational 1 / Roll Over / Speed, Alcohol ATV 500CC / 25MPH 57 / M / IL No / Unknown No / NA Yes / .100
Victim was travelling on an ATV trail, approached an intersection at a high rate of speed , braked hard while turning causing the ATV to roll over.
14.
8/11/2016 7:58AM Burnett Co. Blaine Trail Recreational 1 / Struck a Fixed Object / Speed, Alcohol ATV 400CC / 50MPH 48 / M / MN No / Over 100 Hours Yes / NA Yes / .178
Victim was travelling on an ATV trail, failed to negotiate a turn and collided with a fixed object.
15.
9/10/2016 1:35PM Waupaca Co. Saint Lawrence Road (Not a Route) Recreational 1 / Struck a Fixed Object / Speed, Alcohol ATV 650CC / 45MPH 54 / M / WI No / 0-100 Hours No / NA Yes / .120
Victim failed to negotiate a curve and struck a tree.
16.
9/17/2016 8:00PM Bayfield Co. Bayview Road (Route) Recreational 1 / Roll Over / Speed, Deer Strike ATV 850CC / 50MPH 48 / M / MN No / Over 100 Hours No / NA Yes / .110
While travelling two deer ran onto the route, victim braked and tried to swerve and struck one of the deer.
17.
9/23/2016 7:00PM Crawford Co. Clayton Private Property Recreational 1 / Roll Over / Alcohol ATV 570cc / Unknown 47 / M / WI No / Over 100 Hours No / NA Yes / .233
Victim attempted a sharp turn causing the ATV to roll over.
18.
9/30/2016 8:33AM Iowa Co. Waldwick Road (Not a Route) Recreational 1 / Fell from UTV / Not Wearing Seatbelt UTV 875cc / 40MPH 58 / F / WI NA / NA No / No NA / NA
Victim was a passenger in UTV when the passenger door blew upon, victim attempted to close the door and she fell out of the UTV.
19.
10/08/2016 7:00PM Lincoln Co. Tomahawk Road (Not a Route) Recreational 1 / Struck a Fixed Object / Alcohol, Drugs ATV 300cc / Unknown 40 / M / WI No / Unknown No / NA Yes / .195
Victim drifted off of the road and struck a tree.
20.
10/08/2016 11:00PM Green Co. Clarno Trail Recreational 1 / Struck a Fixed Object / Alcohol ATV 329cc / 30MPH 46 / M / IL No / Over 100 Hours Yes / NA Yes / .230
Victim drove off of the trail and struck a tree.
21.
10/15/2016 1:50PM Washburn Co. Sarona Private Property Recreational 1 / Struck a Fixed Object / Alcohol, Drugs ATV 500cc / Unknown 31 / M / WI No / 0-100 Hours No / NA Yes / .141
Victim was operating an ATV towing a boat when he struck a metal gate that was blocking the trail.
22.
12/01/2016 12:56PM Richland Co. Westford Private Property Recreational 1 / Rollover / Operator Error, Drugs, Pending ATV 450cc / Unknown 26 / M / WI No / Over 100 Hours No / NA No / .000
Victim was backing the ATV off of a trailer in his driveway, which had a steep downhill grade, with no ramps causing the ATV to roll over.
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