A motorcyclist died Saturday night after hitting a dog and being thrown from his bike in Vernon County, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Michael Long, 61, was traveling south on Highway 35 near Spring Coulee Road around 9:20 p.m. in the town of Bergen, Wisconsin, according to the Vernon County Sheriff's Office.
Long struck a dog that was in the middle of the road, and was thrown from his motorcycle, police reported.
Long, who is from DeSoto, Wisconsin, died at the scene.
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Emily Hamer is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She joined the paper in April 2019 and was formerly an investigative reporting intern at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.