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90-year-old ATV driver killed in crash near Bangor

Brad Williams

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A 90-year-old man has been killed while operating an all-terrain vehicle in La Crosse County. 

The La Crosse County sheriff’s department says Dennis Wood died on Saturday morning when he lost control of his vehicle while turning and was ejected. 

Wood was attempting to turn on Schroeder Road in the town of Bangor. 

Riding with Wood was 45-year-old Brian Shaw, who was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

The DNR and Sparta ambulance were called to the scene, along with responders from La Crosse County agencies. 

Before this week, La Crosse County had just one traffic death so far in 2021.      

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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