POLK COUNTY -- A multi-motorcycle crash in Polk County has resulted in a fatality, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Press Release

On Monday, August 8th, 2022, at 2:25 PM, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call of a multi-motorcycle crash on Highway 87 at the intersection of River Road North of St Croix Falls, WI.

Upon the arrival of Law Enforcement, it was found that 5 motorcycles were traveling together, northbound on Highway 87. The lead motorcycle was slowing to make a left turn onto River Road. The other motorcyclists were not familiar with the approaching turn. As the other motorcycles were arriving at the location of the turn, they began to collide with one another.

Operator, Ivan Davis (69) of Minneapolis MN, sustained substantial injury and was flown from the scene by Life Link air ambulance to Regions Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries on Friday, August 12, 2022. One other motorcyclist received minor injuries and was taken to the local hospital.

Assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with this incident were the St. Croix Falls Police Department, the St. Croix Falls Fire and First Responders, Lakes Area EMS, Luck Area EMS, Life Link III air ambulance service, and the Polk County Medical examiner.

The crash is being investigated by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

This is the second fatality in Polk County this year.

-- Per Sheriff Waak

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Last Update: Aug 15, 2022 3:56 pm CDT

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