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Grant County reports first fatal crash of 2011


The Grant County Wisconsin Sheriff's Office says its first fatal crash of the year happened Tuesday when a motorcycle collided with a farm implement.

Sheriff Keith Govier says Justin Lickel, 33, of Bagley, Wisconsin, was killed after he collided with a haybine driven by Larry Zimmer, 52, of Glen Haven, Wisconsin, at around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Rock Church Road and County Road VV.

Govier says Zimmer was eastbound on Rock Church Road in his tractor which was pulling the haybine and pulled into the intersection from a stop sign.  Lickel was northbound on County Road VV and struck the haybine as he was traveling through the intersection.

Lickel was ejected from the bike and suffered head and internal injuries. He was taken to the Grant Regional Hospital in Lancaster where he was pronounced dead.

Zimmer was not injured in the crash.

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