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Update: Colfax teenager dies in motorcycle crash

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

A 19-year-old Colfax man died Tuesday afternoon as the result of a motorcycle crash in Dunn County. 

Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith reports at approximately 1:48 p.m., a Village of Colfax police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorcycle. The operator, Michael J. Larson, increased his speed in an attempt to get away from the officer and traveled north on County Highway M from State Highway 40 at a high speed. 

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Larson failed to negotiate the curve on CTH M, just north of STH 40. He left the road, entered the west ditch and struck some trees. He was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other passengers.

Also on scene were Colfax fire and ambulance and Mayo helicopter along with officers from Dunn County and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Smith added the crash remains under investigation. 

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