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Fatal motorcycle crash in Monroe County

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SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Monroe County Sheriff's Department releases the name of the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash Thursday evening.

He's identified as Doren C. Crook, 62 of Sparta.

Crook was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a van as he rode down Highway 16 in the Town of Sparta.

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SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - One person is dead following a collision between a motorcycle and a van in Monroe County Thursday evening. 

The crash happened shortly after 6pm at the intersection of Highway 16 and Hamlet Avenue.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department reports that a van driven by a rural Sparta man was turning onto Highway 16 when he hit the motorcycle.

The rider was thrown from the bike.  He was taken to the Mayo Clinic Sparta campus where he later died.  His identity is not being released until family are notified.

Investigators are still looking into the crash.

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