Vernon County Sheriff reports motorcyclist dies of injuries in State Highway 35 crash

GENOA, Wis. – Vernon County Sheriff Roy Torgerson reports a motorcycle crash that occurred on Sunday, June 23, at approximately 10:00 a.m, in the town of Bergen. According to the Sheriff’s report 39-year-old Johnathon Lee Tomlinson, of Galesburg, Ill. was driving his motorcycle south on State Highway 35, near Spring Coulee Road in rural Genoa/Stoddard and lost control. Tomlinson was ejected and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. by Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance.

The report goes on to say on Wednesday afternoon, July 3, Vernon County Coroner Betty Nigh was notified that Tomlinson was pronounced dead at Gundersen Health System. The Sheriff’s Office says Tomlinson was wearing eye protection, but no helmet at the time of the crash. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department, Stoddard First Responders, and Gundersen Tri-State ambulance. The incident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and the Vernon County Coroner’s Office.

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