71-year-old man sustains significant injuries in motorcycle vs deer crash in Monroe County

LITTLE FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) — A 71-year-old man sustained significant injuries after hitting a deer on State Highway 71 Tuesday.

Around noon, the Monroe County Sheriff’s office said Robin Hanson struck a deer with his motorcycle traveling on State Highway 71 near Backtrail Road. Officials said the deer crossed the road in front of Hanson and the impact overturned the motorcycle.

The Sparta Area Ambulance Service requested Gundersen Air due to Hanson’s injuries.

The crash closed the westbound lane of State Highway 71 for approximately one hour. The incident is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.