Motorcycle crash leaves two dead
For the Gazette
PORTAGE COUNTY – On Aug. 20 at approximately 7:19 a.m., a motorcycle was found crashed along West River Drive (west) by two passersby, in the Town of Linwood. The motorcycle had been traveling southbound, approximately 0.5 mile north of Blue Heron Drive, when it failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a tree. The motorcycle was occupied by an adult male and an adult female, both from the Town of Linwood. They were both ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene.
West River Drive (west) was closed between Rocky Run Drive and Blue Heron Drive for approximately 2 hours 20 minutes while crews investigated the crash. Portage County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by Portage County Ambulance, Rudolph Fire Department, Rudolph Emergency Medical Responders, Stevens Point Fire Department, Portage County Medical Examiner’s Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
The crash remains under investigation by the Portage County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Wisconsin State Patrol’s Technical Reconstruction Unit. The names of the crash victims are not being released at this time.