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Cycle rider killed in Onalaska collision

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A Memorial Day collision in Onalaska has killed a motorcycle rider and left a second driver injured. 

Police Chief Charles Ashbeck says police followed a speeding motorcycle on Highway 35 on Monday afternoon. 

The cycle stopped briefly near the Kwik Trip and the city library, but then took off again, and officers eventually decided not to pursue the rider, who was estimated to be going about 100 miles an hour. 

As the officer was reporting to dispatch, he saw the motorcycle hit a Hyundai near Domke Street.

The cycle rider was ejected, and declared dead at the scene.  He was identified as 33-year-old Tou Lor of Holmen. 

The woman driving the Hyundai was injured and taken to a hospital.  There were two passengers in her vehicle, apparently not injured. 

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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