Man dies after battling serious injuries from motorcycle-turkey collision

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. - A town of Dane man has died from serious injuries after his motorcycle collided with a turkey outside the town of Cross Plains earlier this month, according to Dane County deputies. 

The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office said Michael Rauls, 60, of Dane died Friday from his injuries.

A press release said the crash happened Sunday, May 6 around 12:30 p.m. along Highway 14 at Rocky Dell Road. Deputies said a turkey hit the motorcycle, throwing Rauls off his bike. 

Rauls was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the press release. Highway 14 between Stagecoach and Cleveland Roads was closed for more than an hour as crews investigated the crash. 

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