A motorcycle crash in the town of christiana wi has sent a Sparta man and his 12 year old daughter to the hospital with significant injuries. 

The pair were driving on County Highway P, near Timber Coulee in Vernon County when the crash occured. It was just before 2pm on Saturday afternoon when a deer ran in front of the motorcycle. The driver and father, 47 Russel McElroy was unable to avoid hitting the deer. 

Both McElroy and his daughter were thrown from the motorcycle. It is reported they both have received significant injuries in the crash. McElroys daughter was wearing appropriate riding gear and a helmet. McElroy was not wearing a helmet. 

The incident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

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