BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WCCO) — A motorcyclist that swerved to avoid striking a deer in the road was killed in a crash near Black River Falls Tuesday afternoon.
The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the scene at Oakridge Road about a half-mile north of State Highway 27.READ MORE: Mayor Frey Speaks With North Minneapolis Community Members Saying They're Fed Up With Recent Surge Of Gun Violence
Investigators said the motorcyclist was ejected after losing control of his motorcycle. He slid down the road.READ MORE: Minnesota Can Move Forward With 'Clean Car' Rules, Judge Says
He wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The motorcyclist died of his injuries while being airlifted to a hospital in La Crosse, Wis.MORE NEWS: George Floyd's Family: Federal Indictment For Four Ex-MPD Officers 'Gives Us Hope'
He was later identified as 61-year-old Kenneth Fulton of Black River Falls.