Motorcyclist In Critical Condition After Hitting Deer

UPDATED Saturday, April 7, 2012 ---- 6:40 a.m.

Press Release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office:

On Saturday April 7, 2012 at 2:18am, Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office along with Fire and EMS from the Village of Orfordville responded to a motorcycle versus deer traffic crash on W. STH 81 near S. Nelson Rd., in Avon Township.

The preliminary investigation shows that a 2000 Yamaha Motorcycle driven by Lyle Muszynski, 47 years old from Janesville, was westbound on W. STH 81 near S. Nelson Rd., when Muszynski hit a deer that was crossing the roadway. Muszynski was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the westbound lane of traffic.

Orfordville EMS requested React Helicopter from Rockford to respond to the scene. React then transported Muszynski to Rockford Memorial Hospital to be treated for severe head injuries. He was admitted in Rockford Memorial’s ICU, in critical condition.

He was subsequently arrested for his 4th Offense OWI, as a result of this crash. Speed did not appear to be a factor in this crash. Any further information will be given out in additional press releases.

"Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."

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Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012 --- 6:04 a.m.

Rock County officials say Med Flight was called to the Hwy. 81 near Brodhead after a motorcycle hit a deer.

The victim was flown to the hospital and their condition is not known at this time.