Motorcycle passenger dies after Saturday afternoon crash near Melvina

MELVINA, Wis. (WKBT)– A motorcycle passenger is dead after a crash near Melvina Saturday afternoon. The driver of the motorcycle also suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly before 3 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call about a motorcycle crash with injuries on Highway 27 near Marigold Ave.

First responders found a 2001 Harley Davidson in the east ditch. The driver and passenger had both been ejected after it overturned in the ditch.

Both the driver and passenger were flown to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The sheriff’s office was later notified that the passenger had succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

The names of those involved are being withheld pending family notification.

Highway 27 was closed for an hour and a half while the crash was being investigated.

The incident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe County Medical Examiner.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Monroe County 911 Communications Center, Sparta Ambulance Service, Tri State Ambulance Service, Cashton Fire Department, Cashton First Responders, Gundersen Air, UW Med Flight and the Monroe County Medical Examiner.