A 33-year-old Holmen man was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday trying to evade Onalaska police.
Police reported they had followed, who turned out to be Tou Yia Lor, for some time through the Onalaska area, trying to get him to pull over.
At one point, the officer was able to pull up next to Lor and tell him to pull over through the window of his squad. Lor turned onto Oak Avenue South, made it look like he was going to pull over, but then took off.
The officer did not pursue, and estimates Lor hit 100 miles per hour. But it was there, as police were telling dispatch they had called off the pursuit, that the officer witnessed Lor’s motorcycle hit a 2018 Hyundai Tucson, which was waiting to turn left onto Domke Street.
Lor flew off the cycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police did not say whether he was wearing a helmet.
The 51-year-old driver of the Tucson was transported to a nearby hospital for injuries. No word on the 49-year-old and 17-year-old passengers also in that vehicle, which means they were probably OK.
The Wisconsin State Patrol Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene to investigate the crash.
Onalaska Police stated, “Given the severity of the accident and injuries, (we) requested the assistance of
the (Reconstruction Unit). This unit is frequently utilized by law enforcement agencies around the state to reconstruct and investigate the contributing factors leading up to severe or fatal accidents.”