07/14/2019- Two people died in a pair of crashes in Marinette County this weekend. The first accident was reported to Dispatch just before 8 a.m. Saturday and involved a 4-wheeler which had rolled over and caught on fire on Town Road #41 just east of the intersection of County G and State Highway 180 in Porterfield. The ATV rider, 49- year-old William Doyan Jr. of DePere, was trapped under the wreckage and was killed.
Then, around 7 p.m., dispatch received a call of a motorcycle crash on Perch Lake Road in the Town of Wausaukee. A witness said they saw the eastbound motorcycle hit a deer and then go off the road into some pine trees. Emergency responders performed lifesaving efforts on the rider, 64-year-old Scott Rupert of Marinette, but he died at the scene. These are Marinette County’s 4th and 5th traffic fatalities of 2019.