One dead, one hurt after motorcycle crash

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TOWN OF CRANMOOR, Wisc. (WEAU) -- A man is dead and a woman is hurt after a motorcycle crash in Wood County.

The Sheriff’s Department said it happened Saturday around 4:40 p.m. just west of Wisconsin Rapids.

Deputies said a motorcycle driven by Joe Green, 61, of Ramona, California was traveling east when he lost control of his motorcycle while turning.

Deputies said he drove into the shoulder of the road, crossed a dirt road, went into the ditch of a cranberry bed and overturned. Green and his passenger Pamela Green, 63, were thrown from the motorcycle.

Authorities said Joe Green was pronounced dead at the scene and Pamela was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Both of the people involved in the crash were not wearing helmets. The crash remains under investigation.