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Man, 56, killed after motorcycle strikes cow on Pierce County road

A western Wisconsin man was killed Saturday after the motorcycle he was driving struck a cow on a county road in the town of Rock Elm.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as 56-year-old David Alan Kelch of Arkansaw. He died on the way to the hospital, according to a news release.

The release states deputies responded to the crash at 8:49 p.m. at county roads S and X. Kelch’s 2005 Honda motorcycle appeared to be southbound on County Road S when it struck a cow in the roadway, deputies reported.

Authorities from the Elmwood Fire Department, Elmwood EMS, along with Ellsworth medics and the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office assisted Pierce County deputies at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

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Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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