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Motorcyclist airlifted from Trimbelle crash scene

This 2007 Suzuki motorcycle was being operated by 25-year-old Joshua Kong Xiong at 11:53 a.m. Saturday, May 21 when he lost control due to speed and crashed on County Road OO in the Town of Trimbelle. (Photo courtesy of Wisconsin State Patrol)

TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- A motorcyclist was airlifted from the scene of a crash Saturday morning in the town of Trimbelle that landed him in one ditch and the motorcycle in the other.

Minneapolis resident Joshua Kong Xiong, 25, was heading northbound on County Road OO just north of 410th Avenue at 11:53 a.m. when he came over the crest of a hill and lost control due to his speed. Xiong crashed and was ejected from the cycle. He landed in the northbound ditch while the cycle, a 2007 Suzuki, crashed in the southbound ditch.

Xiong was airlifted from the scene by North Memorial Air and transported to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minn. with non-life threatening injuries. The cycle was towed from the scene.

Xiong’s driver’s license was not motorcycle endorsed and the cycle’s registration was expired. The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol, who was assisted by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Ellsworth Fire, Ellsworth EMS, Red Wing EMS and North Memorial Air.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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