Posted on Mar 31, 2012

On the afternoon of Thursday, March 15, a Wisconsin motorcycle accident in Dunn County was fatal for one teenager. The crash occurred on County Highway V near Boyceville.

The victim was Cole D. Cran of Prairie Farm. He was 18 years old.

According to news reports, Cran had asked permission of an acquaintance to take the bike for a ride. He left a residence near the E2100 block of County Highway V in New Haven around 4 p.m. Thursday. When he did not return, someone from the residence went to look for him. They found the crashed motorcycle on a curve a short distance down the road. Cran was unconscious and severely injured.

Records from the Dunn County 9-1-1 center show a call reporting the accident came in at 4:10 p.m.

A number of emergency services responded to the call, including the Wisconsin State Patrol, Boyceville Fire Department, Boyceville Ambulance, Northern First Responders, Life Link Helicopter, and Dunn County Sheriff’s Office. The Dunn County Medical Examiner pronounced Cran dead at the scene.

Cran had been wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The sheriff’s department is still investigating the crash.

Cran was a senior at Prairie Farm High School. The Barron News-Shield reports an interview with Prairie Farm School District Administrator Craig Broeren. Broeren says the small size of the 2012 graduating class—just 20 students—makes the tragedy particularly hard-hitting on the school. Distressed students were invited to speak to school counselors and administrators on Friday.

The Appleton personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham express our sympathy toward Cole Cran’s family and friends, and to the staff and students at his high school.