Merrill man dies in single UTV crash
A 48-year-old Merrill man has died as the result of injuries sustained in a single UTV crash in the early hours of Dec. 31, 2023.
The Lincoln County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call at approximately 1:32 a.m. on Dec. 31 reporting a single UTV crash on Scott Rd. south of Heldt St. in the Township of Scott, with the driver reportedly trapped and unresponsive, a press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) said.
The driver, Chad J. Glaze of Merrill, was pronounced dead by Lincoln County Coroner Valerie Caylor.
A male passenger in the UTV refused medical treatment and left the scene in a private automobile, the release said.
According to preliminary investigation, it is believed the UTV was southbound on Scott Rd. when it lost control, entered the ditch, and rolled. Road conditions are believed to have been a factor. Icy road conditions were reported throughout northcentral Wisconsin counties during the evening of Dec. 30 into early morning on Dec. 31, with multiple vehicle crashes closing roads for periods of time in several area counties. The crash remains under investigation according to the LCSO.
In addition to the LCSO and Lincoln County Coroner, the Merrill Fire Department and Merrill Police Department also assisted in response to the accident.