THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
3rd FATALITY: Steven J. Hirth, 52, rural Crivitz, formerly of Milwaukee, died from injuries received when the vehicle in which he was an occupant of a vehicle that rolled over early Saturday morning, April 20, on County Road W, west of Crivitz.
Occupant Left Car, Dies At Residence Near Crivitz
Steven J. Hirth, 52, rural Crivitz, who moved to the area in January from Milwaukee, died as the result of internal injuries received in a single vehicle crash early Saturday morning on County Trunk W, near the Village of Crivitz. The crash scene was about four miles from where he resided.
Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported the department received a call at 5:40 a.m. Saturday of a vehicle in a ditch that had rolled over. When deputies arrived at the scene, no occupants of the vehicle were located.
Investigation lead officers to the registered owner of the vehicle at his residence. It was found that Hirth also resided there. When officers arrived at the residence on Haugewood Lane, no one answered the door. About noon on Saturday, officers returned to the residence and made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle who indicated Hirt had also been in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Officers requested to speak to Hirth and the car owner took them to an upstairs bedroom and bathroom where Hirth was found unconscious and presumed dead. The Crivitz Rescue Squad was called and additional officers responded. Hirt was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner George Smith.
On Monday, April 22, an autopsy was performed on Hirth. Coroner Smith said it revealed Hirth died of internal injuries received in the crash. Authorities believe alcohol to also be a factor in the crash. The name of the registered car owner is not being released because of the ongoing investigation by the Sheriff Department and Coroner. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Sheriff Department at 715-732-7626 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-427-5857.
The fatality was the third in Marinette County for 2013.