At approximately 11:05 p.m. on Wednesday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a single ATV crash at the intersection of Cloverbelt Road and County Rd. D in the town of King, just outside Tomahawk.
The sheriff’s office and Lincoln County EMS responded to the scene and found that 49-year-old Michael Van Strydonk of Tomahawk had been operating his ATV southbound on Cloverbelt Road and rolled it as he approached the intersection of County Rd. D. At the time of the 911 call, Van Strydonk, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was said to be conscious and talking. By the time emergency personnel arrived on scene minutes later, he was unresponsive.
Van Strydonk was transported by Lincoln County ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk and later transferred by Spirit Ground Transport Ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield with what were believed to be serious but not life threatening injuries. As of Thursday morning, he was reported to be in stable condition.
The ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by the recreation deputy from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.