Price County Sheriff Brian Schmidt reported Monday morning a fatal motorcycle versus deer crash on State Highway 86 near State Highway 102 in the Town of Spirit.

According to a press release, the Price County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Lincoln County at 11:25 p.m., Aug. 11 regarding the incident.

Preliminary investigation revealed the motorcycle with one rider was traveling eastbound on Highway 86 approaching West Road when the motorcycle struck a deer. The driver 73-year-old James Wiegert from Ogema, was taken to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk for treatment of injuries, but was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Names are being withheld pending notification of the family.

The driver was reported to be wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The matter remains under investigation by the Price County Sheriff’s Office.

Responding agencies included the Price County Sheriff’s Office, Prentice Ambulance Service, Ogema Fire Department and First Responders, Tomahawk EMS, Aspirus Medevac, and the Price County Coroner’s Office.

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