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Turtle Lake man dies from injuries sustained in May 9 motorcycle accident

Michael Hagman, 36, Turtle Lake, died May 20 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident at 6:32 p.m. on May 9. (Photo courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff's Office)

Michael Hagman, 36, Turtle Lake, died May 20 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident at 6:32 p.m. on May 9.

The Polk County Dispatch Center received the May 9 911 call reporting a single vehicle motorcycle crash in the 1700 block of County Road T, in the Town of Beaver.

The crash was not witnessed, but based on evidence at the scene it was determined that the motorcycle was northbound on County Road T when the crash occurred. The motorcycle left a long skid mark prior to going down, but at this time it is unknown why Hagman attempted to stop.

The motorcycle was found in the roadway with the driver also in the roadway a short distance away. Hagman received serious injuries and was flown from the scene to Luther Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire.

Hagman was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol is suspected of being a contributing factor in the crash.

This is the fourth traffic fatality within Polk County in 2016.

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