Motorcyclist dies in Marinette County crash | News, Sports, Jobs


MARINETTE, Wis. — A 73-year-old man was killed after his motorcycle was rear-ended in a three-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in the town of Grover, according to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office.

Verlon Voelker of Grover was westbound on the cycle at 1:13 p.m. when he slowed on County Trunk B to turn onto Hartwig Road and was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by a 20-year-old Peshtigo, Wis., man, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve said. After the collision, Voelker was run over by an eastbound pickup truck driven by an 84-year-old Marinette man, the sheriff said.

He was pronounced dead at the accident site, which remains under investigation.

Assisting were the Grover/Porterfield Fire Department, Aurora Bay Area paramedics, the Emergency Rescue Squad and the Marinette County medical examiner.

This is Marinette County’s second traffic fatality in 2020, Sauve said.

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