Mount Pleasant man, 25, dies after motorcycle accident in Racine County

Racine County Sheriff's Office

Mount Pleasant man, 25, dies after motorcycle accident in Racine County

Racine County Sheriff's Office

RACINE COUNTY — A 25-year-old man from Mount Pleasant died on Monday, April 30 after he was placed on life support following a motorcycle crash Sunday night, April 29 in Racine County.

According to authorities, around 9:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the area of 59th Drive and Durand Avenue in the Town of Yorkville for reports of a motorcycle accident.

Initial reports were that the motorcycle had left the roadway and the operator became separated from the motorcycle in a field. Witnesses found the operator and reported that he was not conscious and bleeding severely.

The operator was taken by Flight For Life to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa — where he died on Monday night. He’s been identified as James Malnar II.

It appears that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The operator was also not wearing a helmet.

This investigation is ongoing.

Investigators said there was another motorcyclist, on his own bike, who witnessed the accident — a 26-year-old man, also from Mount Pleasant.

Through the course of the investigation, deputies arrested this witness for operating while impaired, first offense.