Motorcyclist dies 10 days after hitting deer in western Wisconsin

A man has died after he hit a deer while driving his motorcycle in western Wisconsin late last month.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened on Highway 65, about a half-mile south of U.S. Highway 8, at 8:40 p.m. on Aug. 26.

Authorities say 55-year-old Daniel Forsberg, of rural Amery, Wis., was driving a motorcycle north on Highway 65 when a deer came onto the road and they collided. After the collision, Forsberg and the motorcycle became entangled and slid more than 100 feet before entering the ditch.

He was airlifted to Regions Hospital with severe injuries. However, the sheriff’s office says Forsberg died Monday.

It’s the third fatality in Polk County this year, according to the sheriff’s office.