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Motorcyclist dies in Sunday morning crash in North Hudson

A 64-year old North Hudson man died when he lost control of his motorcycle in the village shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday.

The accident, which occurred on Lemon Street near Monroe Street North, was reported at 11:10 a.m.

According to a report from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department, John A. Hilke was northbound when he lost control. Witnesses said the 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle left the road and struck a tree on the west side of Lemon Street North. Hilke was thrown from the motorcycle when it hit the tree.

Hilke was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a St. Croix County medical examiner.

Assisting at the scene were St. Croix EMS and North Hudson police.

This is the county’s 8th traffic fatality of 2013. The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.

Judy Wiff

Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.