A motorcycle rider was killed this weekend, after hitting a dog on Highway 35 near Stoddard, Wis.
Michael Long of De Soto, Wis., hit the animal on the highway around 9:30 p.m. Saturday and was thrown off his cycle.
The 61-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident happened south of Spring Coulee Road in Vernon County.
It appears to be the county’s first traffic death of 2019.