Thursday morning fatal motorcycle accident still under investigation

accidentOn 6/25/2015, at 7:29am, Mount Pleasant officers along with South Shore Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a motorcycle vs. semi tractor trailer on Hwy 20 at the I94 onramp. Upon arrival, officers found that the operator of the motor cycle was westbound on Hwy 20 approaching the traffic signal intersection with the I94 at the northbound on ramp as a Semi tractor trailer was attempting a left turn from eastbound Hwy 20 onto the northbound I94 on ramp. The motorcycle impacted the right side of the tractor. Reports were the cyclist was breathing, but not conscious, wearing a helmet at the time.

SSFD personnel assessed the injury, and called for flight for life. Flight for life landed but did not transport as the motorcycle operator died from his injuries. The Racine County Medical Examiner was called to the scene. The motorcycle operator name is being withheld pending notification to the family.

Mt. Pleasant officers with the assistance from the WI State Patrol are investigating the crash. Assist by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. At this time alcohol or drugs are not believed to be a factor in this collision. No charges have been issued at the time of this release and the case remains under investigation.