1 killed in Taylor County motorcycle accident

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 4:36 PM CDT
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TAYLOR COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) - One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Taylor County.

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a body in a ditch at about noon Tuesday. Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Medford Fire, Ambulance and Medevac responded.

Deputies found his body about a quarter mile south of State Highway 64 on County Road E in the town of Hammel. The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as Brian Rygiel, 49, of Chippewa Falls.

The crash happened shortly after 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Rygiel was not wearing a helmet, according to a press release.

Deputies believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

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