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Authorities investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Burnett Co.

By KBJR News 1

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Authorities investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Burnett Co.

August 3, 2014 Updated Aug 3, 2014 at 9:45 PM CDT

Siren, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Authorities are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Burnett County over the weekend that left a Siren man dead.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, it's believed the crash occurred around 11:45 Saturday morning, in La Follete Township.

Just after 8 Saturday evening, officers responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash on County Highway B, just west of Styles Road.

There, a Wisconsin State Trooper found 58–year–old Jerry Barker dead upon arrival.

Authorities believe Barker had been driving eastbound on Highway B when he traveled off the roadway at a curve, and crashed in a field.

It's unknown at this time why Barker's bike went off the road.

Billy Wagness
bwagness@kbjr.com