Kevin Wirth, 27, a town of Meeme resident, died Friday, May 3 in a motor vehicle crash in the 21000 block of Point Creek Road in the town of Schleswig.
According to Manitowoc County Sheriff Dan Hartwig, deputies were called to the scene at about 7:59 p.m. for a report of a one-vehicle accident.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound on Point Creek Road when it left the roadway on a curve, entered the ditch, and struck a tree. The operator was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Speed is believed to be the contributing factor as well as the operator not wearing a seatbelt, Sheriff Hartwig said.
Hartwig added, “We would like to thank the following agencies who assisted in the response to this incident: Kiel Police Department, Kiel Fire Department, Kiel Ambulance, and the Manitowoc County Coroner’s Office. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim in this incident.”