Barron County Crash Report: Car vs. motorcycle crash kills 1 in Barron

Crash Report – Hwy 8 & County Road O, Barron, WI


Report ID: 2023 September 2

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit 1: Passenger vehicle 1

Traffic Unit 2: Motorcycle

Occupants: At least 2

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Unknown

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition (Dry, Wet, Snow, Mud, Dirt): Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Angle

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A


BARRON, WI – A 73-year-old man died on Saturday in Barron after a vehicle struck his motorcycle at a busy intersection on the east side of town.

The incident happened around 1:10 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 8 and County Road O, which is just west of Peace Memorial Highway and south of Rice Lake Regional Airport.

Police say that a driver struck a motorcycle as the former driver turned onto Highway 8 after stopping for a stop sign on County Road O.

The motorcyclist, identified as Steven Roest, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 68-year-old Caryn Becker, sustained minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

A full investigation is underway.

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