One man is dead following a deer-motorcycle crash at about 8:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, on Wisconsin Highway 13 in the town of Lakeside in Douglas County.
The driver of the motorcycle, Steven Schultz, 50, of Highwood, Illinois, died at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth from injuries received in the crash. A passenger on the motorcycle, Marina Dorofeeva of Moscow, Russia, was injured. Neither was wearing a helmet, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports.
Deputy Cory Fossum was informed of Schultz's death Thursday, Sept. 26.
The motorcycle was traveling west on Highway 13 when it struck a deer just before reaching West River Road. The driver and passenger were ejected. Schultz was taken by helicopter to Essentia; Dorofeeva was transported by ambulance.
Dorofeeva told Fossum that she was visiting the U.S. as a guest and has a son who lives in New York. She said she met Schultz at a convention in Ohio and planned to return to Moscow in October.