Kenosha man dies in motorcycle and car crash in Bristol

John A. Matson of Kenosha died in a crash on Highway 45 in Bristol Wednesday evening.

From a statement released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at 9:09 a.m. today: On 05-01-13 at 7:45 p.m., Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motorcycle vs. minivan collision on US-45/200th Avenue and Old Bristol Road/198th Avenue. Upon arrival, it was determined that the operator of the 1984 Black Honda Gold Wing motorcycle had sustained fatal injuries during the collision. The motorcycle operator was identified as, 59 year old John A. Matson of the City of Kenosha. Mr. Matson had been driving north on US-45/200th Avenue at a high rate of speed while passing in a No Passing zone. Mr. Matson crashed (nearly head-on) into a 1994 Red Plymouth Voyager traveling southbound on US-45/200th Avenue approximately 200 feet north of Old Bristol Road/198th Avenue. The Plymouth Voyager was driven by a 41-year-old, woman from Bristol. She sustained severe leg injuries (non-life threatening), and she was flown via Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor, and there are no medical updates regarding the Bristol woman’s condition. The investigation is ongoing.

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One Comment

  1. Mike Keen says:

    Being a motorcycle rider myself I see that the rider was at fault but this also goes to show the weather is getting warmer and bikes are out we are all responsible for our actions weather on 2 wheels or four. My prayers go to both families of those involved. Everyone be safe out there and look out for one another. Share the road and may god be on your side in times like this.

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