Ogema man dies after motorcycle vs. deer crash on Highway 86

Accident occurred in the Town of Spirit Sunday, Aug. 11



TOWN OF SPIRIT – An Ogema man died after a motorcycle vs. deer accident on Highway 86 in the Town of Spirit Sunday, Aug. 11.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Price County Sheriff’s Office at about 11:25 p.m. to report a motorcycle versus deer collision with one injury near State Highway 102 on State Highway 86. According to the Price County Sheriff’s Office, preliminary investigation revealed the motorcycle, with one rider, was traveling eastbound on Highway 86 approaching West Road when it struck the deer.

The rider, James Wiegert, age 73, of Ogema, was transported to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk, where he was later pronounced dead.

Wiegert was reported to have been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Responding agencies included the Price County Sheriff’s Office, Prentice Ambulance Service, Ogema Fire Department and First Responders, Tomahawk EMS, Aspirus Medevac, and the Price County Coroner’s Office.

The matter remains under investigation by the Price County Sheriff’s Office.

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