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ATV crash in Silver Cliff kills 2 Milwaukee-area men

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SILVER CLIFF, Wis. — Two men from the Milwaukee area are dead after an all-terrain vehicle crash in Silver Cliff.

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office says the ATV crashed into a tree shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

A 35-year-old passenger, identified as Matthew Nitecki, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 37-year-old driver, Tristan Gilgenbach, was taken to a Marinette hospital, where he died.

The sheriff’s office says neither was wearing a helmet or protective gear. Authorities say speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.