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Motorcycle rider killed in crash into utility pole in Portage County


A motorcyclist died after his bike hit a utility pole in Portage County.

The 27-year-old Milladore man was killed early Wednesday morning.

A news release from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office says a call came in just after 1:00 a.m. from a utility worker who was investigating a power outage that began about an hour earlier.

The worker discovered the motorcycle crash along County Highway G in the Town of Carson.

There was an unresponsive man near the crashed motorcycle.

Preliminary investigation showed the motorcycle was heading south on Highway G when it left the road on a curve and hit the utility pole.

The rider was declared dead at the scene.

He hadn’t been wearing a helmet.

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