POLK COUNTY -- The 55-year-old driver of the motorcycle that struck a deer last week has died, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

On Friday, May 18, 2018, at 2:36p, "Mr. Heckman was reported to have died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash," said Polk County Sheriff Pete Johnson.

The driver had previously been identified as Peter Heckman, 55, of Cumberland, Wisconsin.


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Driver's Name Released in Motorcycle Vs. Deer Incident

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | by Ben Dryden

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office says that the individual, now identified as Peter Heckman, 55, of Cumberland, Wisconsin, remains in critical condition at North Memorial. 

He was driving a 2011 Suzuki Dr650 motorcycle.


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One Airlifted After Motorcycle Vs. Deer Incident in Polk County

Monday, May 14, 2018 | by Ben Dryden

POLK COUNTY -- At 9:30a this morning, Monday, May 14, 2018, the Polk Co Sheriffs Office received a report of a motorcycle crash on Co E, west of 95th st in the town of Clam Falls, according to a press release issued by the Sheriff's Office.

A witness had discovered a motorcycle lying in the road on top of the operator.

Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene. North Memorial Air Ambulance was in the area and responded to the location.

Investigation of the crash site shows the motorcycle was westbound on CO E when it struck a Deer.

The operator was wearing a helmet but the injuries appear critical in nature.

The operator was transported by Air Ambulance to North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis MN. Condition is unknown at this time.

Frederic Fire/First Responders, Northland Ambulance service, North Memorial Air Ambulance, Town of Clam Falls, and the Wisconsin State Patrol Assisted the Polk Co Sheriff’s Office with this incident.



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