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Motorcycle crash in Shawano Co. kills Gillett man


A 48-year-old Gillett man is dead after a motorcycle crash Saturday.

The Shawano County Sheriff's Department said the crash happened on County Highway E near Plier Road at 7:04 p.m. as the motorcycle traveled eastbound and crossed the center line into the gravel edge.

Authorities say the driver, Scott K. Courchaine of Gillett, attempted to pull the motorcycle back onto the roadway, but lost control in a ditch and was ejected.

Authorities say he suffered severe head trauma and was not wearing a helmet.

Gillett Area Ambulance and Shawano Ambulance Paramedics also responded and were unable to resuscitate Courchaine.

The crash is still under investigation, but the Shawano County Sheriff's Department said it appears alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

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