Two motorcycle crashes claim lives of two people


An Eau Claire man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle crash Saturday.

According to Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Allen Minaker was ejected from his motorcycle on 290th Ave. in the city of Hager.

Officials say Minaker missed a turn and went into the ditch, north of the road.

In Buffalo County, one person suffered fatal injuries after a motorcycle crash.

According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department, 51-year-old Troy Armistead was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries. Officials say Troy was not wearing a helmet.

The Sheriff’s Department says Troy missed a turn and they believe speed was a factor.

The crash happened Sept.7 around 6:15 p.m. on State Highway 95 in the town of Cross.

Both crashes remain under investigation.

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