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Motorcycle Passenger Killed in Martell, Wisconsin Crash

Posted on Apr 15, 2012

A motorcycle crash on St. Patrick’s Day has claimed the life of a Hammond, Wisconsin resident. Julie Nelson, 47, was riding with her husband Glen Nelson, 48, on 650th Street near the town of Martell on Saturday, March 17, when a truck hit their bike.

Glen and Julie Nelson were heading north near County Highway J when a pickup truck heading the opposite direction attempted to turn into a driveway. While turning east into the driveway, the pickup collided with the motorcycle that Glen Nelson was driving. Both Glen and Julie Nelson were thrown from the bike on impact, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.

Police were contacted at approximately 8:15 on Saturday evening, and both husband and wife were transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul by airlift, both in serious condition.

Julie Nelson passed away early on the Sunday morning following the collision, according to a spokesperson from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a hospital spokeswoman, Glen Nelson was in serious condition at Regions Hospital as of Monday, March 19th.

Both Glen and Julie Nelson were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. 

George Budd, a 54-year-old Beldenville, Wisconsin, resident was driving the pickup that collided with the Nelson’s motorcycle. According to Pierce County police officers, Budd has no injuries following the accident.

The accident is currently under investigation by both the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The Madison bike crash lawyers Hupy and Abraham extend their sympathies to the family and friends of Julie Nelson, and are hoping for the speedy recovery of her husband Glen. 

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