Submitted by Deputy Luke Schladweiler, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office

ELLSWORTH, WI -- On Saturday April 15, 2017, at approximately 8:49 p.m. the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a one motorcycle vs livestock crash with injury near the intersection of Cty Tk S and Cty Tk X in Rock Elm Township.

A 2005 Red in color Honda motorcycle operated by David Alan Kelch (56 years old from Arkansaw, WI) appeared to be traveling southbound on Cty Tk S when his vehicle struck a cow that was in the roadway.

Elmwood EMS arrived on scene and initially transported Kelch from the scene. Kelch was later pronounced deceased before reaching the hospital.

Assisting the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office on scene was the Elmwood Fire Department, Elmwood EMS, Ellsworth Medic and the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.