Waubeka Assistant Fire Chief dies when motorcycle collides with deer

Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Koehler, Waubeka Fire Department

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) --  The death of 53-year-old Bruce Koehler has been confirmed by the Waubeka Fire Department in a post to the Waubeka Fire Department Facebook page. 

"It is with very heavy hearts & deep regret that the Waubeka Fire Department must announce the passing of Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Koehler.  Bruce Koehler passed away yesterday from a fatal motorcycle accident.  Please keep the Koehler family in your thoughts and prayers as they cope with this difficult time."


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A  53-year-old Town of Fredonia man has died of the injuries he received when his motorcycle struck a deer in rural Washington County Friday night. Around 8:10 PM the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man lying unconscious in the roadway on CTH H, east of CTH M in the Town of Farmington. The man was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital where he died of his injuries. 

The investigation of the accident found that the motorcyclist was travelling eastbound on CTH H when his motorcycle struck a deer. The driver lost control and was ejected from the motorcycle. The operator was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.  The Sheriff’s report says speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factors in the accident

This is the 9th traffic fatality in Washington County in 2018.

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