Girl, 12, dies in go-kart accident

MARINETTE, Wis. — A 12-year-old girl has died after a go-kart accident Saturday afternoon on private property in southern Marinette County.

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Department received a report about 3 p.m. that a go-kart operated by the girl had struck a parked pickup truck on the property on Town Line Road in the town of Grover.

Madison Pluger of Spencer, Wis., was taken by the Coleman Rescue Squad to Bellin Health Oconto Hospital in Oconto, Wis., with shoulder and internal injuries. County officials were notified several hours later Pluger had died from complications of those injuries, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve said.

Pluger had been visiting her grandmother and family, Sauve said. The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Marinette County coroner.

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