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Update: Man killed in crash with bear lived in TomahawkSubmitted: 10/23/2017
Update: Man killed in crash with bear lived in Tomahawk
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

LINCOLN COUNTY -
Update:

The man who died when his ATV hit a bear in Lincoln County lived in Tomahawk.

Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies tell us 51-year-old Kevin Ives died in the accident northwest of Tomahawk Thursday night.

Ives had been headed west on County Road CC, east of Poplar Drive in the town of Wilson.

The ATV rolled when it hit the bear, and Ives was thrown off.

He was taken to the hospital but died of his injuries.

Original story:

A man died after his ATV hit a bear in northwest of Tomahawk.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies tell us it happened just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday night in the Town of Wilson.

A 51-year-old man had been headed west on County Road CC, east of Poplar Drive.

The ATV rolled after hitting the bear, and the rider was thrown off.

He was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk, then flown by helicopter to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.

The man later died of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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