Illinois man charged as result of ATV accident over Memorial Day weekend
An Illinois man was charged this week in Juneau County Circuit Court as a result of an ATV accident over the Memorial Day weekend. According to the criminal complaint on Saturday, May 29th, 30-year old Lucas Matlakowski was operating an All Terrain Vehicle on Bewich Trail north of Highway 21 in the Town of Cutler. Matlakowski attempted to make a left turn onto 6th Avenue when the ATV rolled and he and his fiancee, Michele Virella, were thrown from the vehicle. Matlakowski admitted drinking a few beers at Eagles Nest prior to the crash. Virella was initially transported to Tomah Memorial Hospital and then Med-flown to a La Crosse Hospital with life threatening injuries. Matlakowski has been charged with injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
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