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New Richmond man killed in motorcycle-deer crash

CYLON - St. Croix County deputies responded to reports of a crash in the Town of Cylon on Thursday, Sept. 20.

The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Coutny Road S, just east of 215th Street in the Town of Cylon.

When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered a motorcycle, driven by Richard J. Shade, 47, of New Richmond, had struck a deer, causing Shade to lose control of the vehicle.

Shade was ejected from the vehicle and air lifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., with serious injuries. On Sept. 21, the sheriff's office was notified that Shade had died of injuries sustained in the crash.

According to the sheriff's report, Shade was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Also assisting at the scene was Deer Park Fire and First Responders, New Richmond EMS and New Richmond Fire and Rescue.

The crash, which marks the 12th fatality of 2012, is under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office.