VERNON COUNTY, WI -

A 58-year-old man received life-threatening injuries after he lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 35 in the Town of Bergen Monday afternoon.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says Bruce Gunhus, of Fort Worth, Texas, was turning right into a wayside around 12:20 p.m. between Genoa and Stoddard when he lost control of his motorcycle. Gunhus was ejected.

Gunhus was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse by MedLink Air with life-threatening injuries. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office said the motorcycle came to a final rest in a ditch along Highway 35.