LANGLADE COUNTY (WAOW) – A 50-year-old Bowler man has died after his motorcycle hit a bear Sunday afternoon, according to Langlade County Sheriff's Department officials.
Investigators say it happened around 12:40 p.m. on Highway 64 near Hill Road east of Antigo.
They say Gary Stevens was taken to Langlade Hospital by ambulance and then later flown to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, according to a release.
They say Stevens died of his injuries later that same day.
Langlade County Sheriff Bill Greening tells Newsline 9 the bear ran off and has not been found. Greening says Stevens was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
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