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Woman on motorcycle killed in Vernon County collision with horse-drawn buggy



A La Farge woman was killed and a man was injured in a collision between their motorcycle and a horse-drawn buggy on Sandhill Road in Vernon County.

On Easter Sunday, Joseph Oium and Kim Oium of La Farge were riding the cycle in the Town of Whitestown, near Ontario when they came upon an approaching buggy in the opposite lane. Sheriff’s officers say the horse became startled by the motorcycle, and crossed the center line, striking the cycle. Both riders on the motorcycle were ejected.

Passenger Kim Oium, 54 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver, 53-year-old Joseph Oium, reported head, back, and hand injuries. Two juveniles riding in the buggy were not hurt.

The accident is still under investigation.

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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  1. Peter Harmon

    April 10, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    What about the horse ????

    • Tuff

      April 13, 2023 at 6:10 am

      Poor response, think of the family who lost a loved one.

      • Ash

        April 30, 2023 at 12:10 am

        Asking a question about an animal mentioned in the headline is a poor response? It’s a valid question considering they said nothing about it.

        My condolences to the family. I hope that peace comes soon ????????

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