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CALEDONIA, WI — Two people have died as a result of an accident involving a car versus motorcycle crash. The accident took place at about 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at 6 Mile Road and Highway 32.

Ed Willing, a witness at the Corner Connection bar, said two Flight for Life helicopters landed at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Officers with the Caledonia Police Department shut down the intersection from all directions to investigate the car/motorcycle crash for hours following the crash.

“Everybody heard a loud crash and a smack,” Willing said. “Their bodies were thrown – a woman and a man (on a motorcycle).”

Motorcycle crash victims thrown

At least one car and one motorcycle collided. The woman and man were thrown about 25 feet, and pieces of the bike flew about 100 feet. An off-duty Caledonia Firefighter, who happened to be at the bar, ran outside to help administer CPR as others called the Racine County Joint Dispatch for help, Willing said.

“My friend Sandy was there helping them,” Willing said.

An official with the Caledonia Fire Department reported that the woman had died.

“Several of the patrons at the bar were on scene and were literally helping them breathe,” Willing said.

Under investigation

As of Sept. 7, the Caledonia Police Department reported on Facebook that the accident is still under investigation.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published with a typographical error as the date the accident occurred was incorrect. The name of the church has also been updated as the information was incorrect. We apologize for the error and have corrected it.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

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