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Oshkosh motorcyclist injured in Highway 44 crash

4:40 PM, Aug. 27, 2013  |  Comments
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A portion of State Highway 44 was shut down for three hours Tuesday as authorities investigated a crash that left an Oshkosh motorcyclist with life threatening injuries.

Police said 47-year-old woman from Newberry, Mich., was driving east on Highway 44 at 10:30 a.m. today when she began to make a left turn onto the U.S. Highway 41 northbound on ramp. As she crossed the westbound lanes of Highway 44, her Chevy Impala collided with the Suzuki motorcycle driven by 78-year-old Oshkosh man, who was riding westbound, Nichols said.

The man, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah with life threatening injuries. No condition update was available Tuesday afternoon, Nichols said.

The woman was not injured.

Authorities closed State Highway 44 between South Washburn and South Koeller streets between 10:45 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. while the crash was investigated.

Construction was taking place in the area of the crash, which Nichols said may have been a factor.

No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation, he said.

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