On Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 3:23 PM the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of
an ATV crash on Rec Trail 9, near mile marker 7.5, located in the Township of Millston in
Jackson County, Wisconsin. Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies and Black River Falls Fire and
Rescue personnel provided the initial response to the crash.
On scene, deputies determined that an ATV occupied by a lone driver had left the trail and struck
a tree. The driver of the ATV was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Wisconsin DNR
responded to assist the Sheriff’s Office with the crash investigation. It is believed that speed,
visibility, and a lack of safety equipment all contributed to this crash and increased its severity.
The driver of the ATV was identified as James Campbell, 65, of Black River Falls.
Jackson County hosts some of the most popular trails in the Midwest, consisting of over 100
miles winding through the Black River Sate Forest and Jackson County Forest. These trail
systems get very busy this time of year. We would like to strongly reiterate to all riders who use
these trails the importance of riding responsibly, staying on the trails, and wearing all required
safety equipment.

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