UPDATE: Sheriff's Dept. releases name of accident victim
New Richmond News - 09/28/2007
A motorcycle vs. deer accident at about 7:45 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 27) resulted in the death of the motorcyclist.
John F. Rognholt, 43, of Emerald was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson eastbound on 210th Avenue, near 150th Street in Stanton Township (about 1 mile east of 65). Rognholt struck a deer that ran out from the south ditch, forcing him off the bike.
He was treated at the scene by New Richmond EMS, New Richmond Fire, Star Prairie First Responders and the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department.
Rognholt was transported by New Richmond EMS to the New Richmond Regional Airport. From there he was flown to Regions Hospital via the Likelink helicopter. Rognholt was later pronounced dead at Regions.
Rognholt was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the Sheriff's Department. The accident is still under investigation.
Rognholt is the 15th motor vehicle fatality for 2007 in St. Croix County.