A motorcyclist is dead after the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says he was hit a by a driver leading law enforcement officers on a chase.
It started around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 when the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an incident in the 2000 block of State Highway 65 in Star Prairie Township.
A caller reported a vehicle was taken without permission and a court ordered no-contact order was being violated.
Deputies responded, found the vehicle in question, and attempted to stop it, but it didn’t stop and a pursuit began.
The suspect vehicle hit one of the motorcyclists, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle then ran from the scene, and he was caught after a short foot chase.
The motorcyclist killed was identified as 39-year-old Dustin Kalland of Stillwater, Minn. The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Brandon Lieffring of New Richmond.