Officials identify Oconto Falls motorcyclist killed in crash

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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 8:52 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 10:11 AM CDT
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OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE 8/5

The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a motorcyclist killed in a crash Wednesday.

Officials identified the victim as 60-year-old Bart Erdman of Oconto Falls.

At about 8:45 p.m., the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a two-vehicle crash on County Highway I near Beaver Lake Road in the Town of Oconto Falls. Deputies found a pickup truck and a motorcycle in the east ditch.

The Sheriff’s Office says a preliminary investigation revealed the pickup truck, driven by a 56-year-old Thomas Wolf of Oconto Falls, was traveling south on CTH I when the driver collided with a southbound motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist, Erdman, was ejected from the bike and died at the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office and Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the crash. No other information was released.

The Sheriff’s Office received help from Oconto Falls Fire Department, Oconto Falls Ambulance Service, Oconto County Highway Department, Oconto County Emergency Management, and the Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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