Two injured in motorcycle-deer collision in Vernon County

Two injured in motorcycle-deer collision in Vernon County

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Two people were injured when a motorcycle struck a deer on a Vernon County road.

A motorcycle driven by Michael Mowery, 45 of rural Viroqua hit a deer and crashed in the town of Jefferson while northbound on County Road B near Springville Road at 11:50 p.m. Saturday.

Mowery and passenger, April Dobson, 43, of Richland Center, were ejected.

Mowery was transported to Vernon Memorial Healthcare with life-threatening injuries, then transferred to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Dobson was transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No helmets were worn. Viroqua Police Department, Viroqua Fire Department and Tri-State Ambulances Service assisted.

The incident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

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