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Motorcycle crash near Stoddard kills De Soto rider

Brad Williams



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.