July 02, 2017: Car vs Motorcycle crash
On Sunday July 2, 2017 at 12:46 AM, Green County Deputies, along with the Monroe Fire Department and Green County EMS, responded to a car vs. motorcycle crash on State Highway 11, near Steiner Road, in the Town of Clarno.
Initial investigation revealed that a 2014 Ford Focus, operated by a 33-year-old female from Monroe, was traveling eastbound on State HWY 11 when the vehicle appeared to have crossed the center line and collide with a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle, operated by a 26-year-old male from Warren, Illinois.
The operator of the motorcycle was ejected. The motorcycle exited the roadway and came to rest on the north shoulder of the Highway. The vehicle continued eastbound, exited the roadway, and also came to rest in the north ditch.
The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Monroe Clinic Hospital where he was later flown by Med-flight to the UW Hospital in Madison for continued treatment. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The vehicle operator sustained injuries and was transported by EMS to the Monroe Clinic Hospital for evaluation. The vehicle’s airbags were deployed and the motorist was wearing her seatbelt.
The Green County Detectives Division and the Wisconsin State Patrol Crash Reconstruction Team assisted at the scene with the investigation. The Green County Highway Department also assisted as State Hwy. 11 was closed for about 5-1/2 hours for the initial investigation.
The operators' names are being withheld pending additional investigation. Charges are also pending further investigation.
David J. Tschudy #24
Green County Sheriff’s Office - OIC