Motorcycle crash

A motorcycle operator was killed Monday in a Sawyer County crash.

The Sawyer County Dispatch Center received a 911 call at 1:37 p.m., Sept. 7, reporting a crash involving a car and motorcycle on County CC near fire number 8677N in the town of Hunter.

Sawyer County Deputies assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Sawyer County EMS and Round Lake Fire Department responded.

Initial investigation and eye witness statements indicate a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Kenneth A. Link, 60, of Elmwood, and his passenger, Carla L. Link, 58, also of Elmwood, were traveling south on County CC. The motorcycle crossed over the centerline and struck a northbound 2003 GMC Yukon operated by Shawn D. Burton, 63, of White Heath, Ill.

Kenneth Link sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Carla Link sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Burton and a passenger in the vehicle were not injured.

The accident is currently under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.