PLOVER (WAOW) -
A 37-year-old Vesper man who died when his pickup truck rolled on a rain-slick highway early Sunday was not wearing a seat belt, the Portage County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
Gabriel Migut died in the crash, Chief Deputy Daniel Kontos said in a statement. Speed was a factor in the crash, he said.
********************************** Power is restored to thousands in Portage County after a fatal car crash into an utility pole early Sunday morning, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Department.
Officials say a 37-year-old Vesper man died from his injuries after rolling his truck on South Wisconsin Highway 54 and Coolidge Avenue in the Town of Plover at about 1:30 a.m.
Investigators say the truck had been heading eastbound on Highway 54 when it went into the ditch on the south side. They say when the driver tried to get back on the road, the truck turned counterclockwise and rolled three times, hitting a utility pole. They say the man was ejected from the vehicle when his truck hit the pole.
Portage County Sheriff's officials say the crash caused a power outage for about 2,400 residents in the Town of Plover. They say Wisconsin Public Service restored power at about 4:30 a.m.
Crews from the Portage County Sheriff's Department, Portage County Ambulance and Plover Fire Department responded to the crash, according to the news release.
A Portage County Sheriff's official says there is no suspicion of intoxication at this time.