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Victim Identified in Polk County Motorcycle Crash

Posted on Apr 27, 2012
The previously unnamed victim of a tragic Wisconsin motorcycle crash has been publicly identified by authorities, who delayed releasing this information until the victim’s family has been notified. Twenty-six year-old Ryan Lorentz of Osceola was killed on Tuesday, April 3, while riding his motorcycle in Polk County.

According to early reports, Lorentz lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line while attempting a turn near Dresser on southbound Wisconsin 35. Upon entering a lane of oncoming traffic, Lorentz was struck by a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck and thrown from his 1998 Suzuki bike.

By the time authorities arrived at the scene of the accident, Ryan Lorentz was not conscious. He was pronounced dead at the scene. At this point there is no word from the Polk County sheriff’s office regarding the injuries—if any—sustained by the other party involved in the crash.

According to the Polk County sheriff’s department, while Ryan Lorentz was riding his motorcycle he was not in possession of a valid driver’s license or a current motorcycle endorsement. At the time the crash took place, he was not wearing a helmet.

A spokesperson with the Polk County sheriff’s department has stated that the crash remains under investigation.

The accident was the second fatal traffic crash in Polk County in as many days, and took place just one mile south of the scene of a collision between a truck and a semi-truck on Monday, April 2.

The Madison motorcycle crash lawyers Hupy and Abraham extend their thoughts and wishes to the family of Ryan Lorentz in this difficult time.

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