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Baldwin motorcyclist killed after striking deer

EMERALD, Wis. -- A 59-year-old Baldwin man has died as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash Tuesday evening.

The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department responded to a single motorcycle crash shortly before 8 p.m. on County Road G in the town of Emerald.

A 2013 Harley Davidson driven by Robert F. Cripe was westbound on County Road G when a deer entered the roadway. Cripe's motorcycle struck the deer and Cripe was ejected from the motorcycle. He was the only occupant.

Cripe was transported by helicopter to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he later died. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, it is unknown whether Cripe was wearing a helmet.

The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the crash.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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