UPDATED: Fri 2:55 PM, Jul 05, 2013
LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) -- Lake Delton police have released the name of the Iowa man who died after losing control of his go-kart at a Wisconsin track.
Police say 45-year-old Wade Wiese, of Charlotte, Iowa, died Wednesday at Alligator Alley Adventures Go-Kart Track in Lake Delton.
Authorities say he lost control of his vehicle and struck a wooden post along the track, and suffered a fatal head injury. Witnesses say there were no other go-karts near him at the time.
A medical helicopter was called in. But a doctor declared him dead at the scene about 45 minutes after the accident.
The man was visiting Wisconsin with his family.
WKOW-TV reports that state inspectors have been at the track. Owner Orlando Pedroza says the go-kart ride passed inspection earlier this year.
ORIGINAL STORY: Thurs 10:44 AM, Jul 02, 2013
A 45-year-old Iowa man has died after a go-kart accident Wednesday evening in Wisconsin Dells.
According to a news release, around 5:15 p.m. Lake Delton Police and Dells-Delton EMS were dispatched to the Alligator Alley Adventures Go-Kart Track for a reported go-cart accident.
Responding officers and EMS found an adult male who had suffered severe head injury and trauma after losing control of the go-cart he was driving, striking a wood post alongside the track.
According to witnesses, there were no other go-carts around him at the time of the accident. Treatment was immediately provided to the victim and UW Med-Flight was called to respond, however the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was visiting Lake Delton with family from the De Witt, Iowa area and his name will be released at a later time pending notification of relatives, etc.
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