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Red Wing man airlifted following motorcycle crash

TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF -- A Red Wing man was airlifted from the scene of a motorcycle crash in the Town of Diamond Bluff early Sunday afternoon.

At 12:44 p.m., 52-year-old Joseph L. Miller was traveling northbound on County Road O, one-half a mile north of Highway 35, when he came into a corner at too high of a rate of speed, lost control and crashed, a State Patrol news release said.

Miller was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered non-life threatening injuries, including a large laceration on his head.

He was airlifted to Mayo Hospital in Rochester by North Memorial Air.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol, but speed appears to be the primary factor.

The state patrol was assisted by North Memorial Air, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Ellsworth Fire and Red Wing EMS.

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 February 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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