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Two Onalaska residents injured in Motorcycle accident



Two Onalaska residents are transported to the hospital with potentially serious injuries from a motorcycle accident.

Theodore R. Space, 58, and Christine M. Olson, 58, of Onalaska, were taken to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse with potentially serious injuries following a motorcycle crash July 14.

Space was driving the motorcycle southbound on Shingle Hollow Road, south of State Highway 56, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

While traveling downhill, and negotiating a curve to the right, Space encountered some loose pavement and went off the left side of the roadway.

Space and Olson were ejected when the motorcycle went on its side. Neither were wearing helmets and suffered potentially serious injuries.

Both were transported by Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Genoa Fire Department, Genoa First Responders, and Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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