UPDATE: One person dead, one injured in motorcycle crash

Motorcycle accident graphic by MGN.
Motorcycle accident graphic by MGN.(MGN)
Published: Jul. 22, 2020 at 4:14 PM CDT
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PEPIN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office says one person is seriously hurt and one person is dead after the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a deer.

Deputies say the crash happened just after 9:30 Wednesday morning on County Road SS near the intersection with Bignell Hill Lane.

71-year-old Charles Hooker and 70-year-old Janice Hidde-Hooker - both from Minnesota - were thrown from the motorcycle when it hit the deer.

They were taken to a Rochester hospital with what’s described as life-threatening injuries.

Charles Hooker died in the hospital as a result of his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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