ATV victims identified in Silver Cliff crash

MARINETTE, Wis. — Authorities have released the names of the two Milwaukee-area men killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident early Friday in the town of Silver Cliff, Wis.

The driver, 37-year-old Tristan Scott Gilgenbach, was treated at the accident site at Beverly Lane and Boat Landing Road and then transported to Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, where he later died of massive head and internal injuries, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve said.

The passenger, 35-year-old Matthew Allan Nitecki, was thrown from the ATV and pronounced dead at the accident site from head, neck and internal injuries, Sauve said.

Neither man was wearing a helmet or protective gear, and deputies suspect speed and alcohol to be factors in the crash, Sauve said.

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