Fatal Collision with Deer in Chippewa County

Fatal Collision with Deer in Chippewa County

A collision with a deer in Chippewa County on Sunday has claimed the life of one man.

A media release from the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office indicates that, on June 11 at 6:39 p.m., the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motorcycle versus deer crash with injury on County Highway K, just north of County Highway O in the town of Anson.

The media release further indicated that the investigation showed that 40-year-old Benjamin Thornton of Chippewa Falls was traveling southbound on County Highway K when he hit a deer causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle.

Thornton was transported by ambulance to a hospital with life threatening injuries where he later died. The media release also notes that Thornton was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Agencies that assisted after the crash included the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, Anson Fire Department, Anson First Responders, Chippewa Falls Ambulance and Lifelink Helicopter.

–with files from thelacrossetribune.com


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