A 56-year-old Salem man died in an ATV crash in Brighton Tuesday afternoon.
The man is not being identified yet, said Department of Natural Resources Warden Jason Roberts.
While the incident is still under investigation, Roberts said it appears the man was operating the ATV alongside the road and then came onto the roadway. The man and ATV were found on Highway NN just west of Highway EW. The driver was not wearing a helmet.
The crash is being investigated by the DNR because it involved an ATV. It is believed that there were no other vehicles involved in the incident, Roberts said.
This is the eighth fatal ATV crash this year in Wisconsin, Roberts said. There were 9 last year by July 2.
“These ATVs were not meant to be operated on the road,” Roberts said. “We want to encourage people to keep ATVs off the road.”
Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies initially responded to the scene, before the DNR also was dispatched.