Holmen Man Dies in Motorcycle vs. Car Crash

A motorcycle driver is dead after colliding with a car, around 8:22 p.m., Saturday night near Township of Saratoga.

The Wood County sheriff's deputies were called to State Highway 73 and County Highway Z south near the Township Saratoga for a car versus motorcycle crash Saturday.

Michael Anderson, 29, of Holmen, Wis., was driving east on State Highway 73 when he collided into a vehicle traveling north on County Highway Z.

The release said the other driver was 22-year-old Louis DeWayne Walker of Wisconsin Rapids.

The Wood County press release said the motorcycle, which drove east on State Highway 73, collided with a car, which had been driving north on County Highway Z and had stopped for a stop sign at State Highway 73.

When the car turned west on State Highway 73, it failed to yield the right-of-way to the motorcycle.

The motorcycle collided into the driver's side of the vehicle, and Anderson was pronounced dead before being transported.

The release said Anderson was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office, Saratoga First Responders, Nekoosa Ambulance and the Wood County Rescue Crew responded to the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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