Jackson County (WXOW)- On August 10, 2012 at approximately 3:50 PM, the Jackson County Sheriff's 911 Emergency Dispatch Center received information concerning a crash involving a single motorcycle.
The crash was reported to be on County Highway O at Interstate 94 in the Township of Millston in Jackson County.
According to Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera, Sheriff's authorities along with the Black River Falls Fire/EMS immediately responded to the scene of the crash.
Upon arrival, authorities found the crash to involve a single motorcycle with the lone occupant being attended to by bystanders. Deputies took over lifesaving efforts until rescue personnel arrived on the scene.
Initial information collected by authorities related that the lone motorcycle was originally eastbound on Interstate 94 at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle reportedly exited the Interstate at County Highway O (MP 128) maintaining a high rate of speed. The motorcycle then left the roadway from the ramp and subsequently collided with a highway sign that launched the driver airborne across County Highway O.
Despite lifesaving efforts the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver has been identified as a 23 year old resident of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Authorities are withholding identification of the driver, pending notification of relatives.
This crash remains under investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.