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Man dies after being thrown from motorcycle in Vernon County, Sheriff's Office says

Man dies after being thrown from motorcycle in Vernon County, Sheriff's Office says

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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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