A single vehicle crash west of Whiting in Portage County Tuesday morning claimed a life. The sheriff’s office says a 75 year old Town of Linwood man was on West River Drive near Blue Heron Lane in Linwood around 9:45 when he failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle left the roadway into the ditch and hit a tree. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. This is the first death on Portage County roadways this year.