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updated 12:00 AM CDT, Oct 25, 2014

Motorcyclist Killed

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(10/14/13) A motorcyclist killed over the weekend was a goaltender for the Onalaska High School boys' hockey team almost a decade ago.

  The biker was identified today as 27-year-old Kris Raifsnider of Onalaska -- one of at least seven people killed on Wisconsin highways over the weekend.  Authorities said Raifsnider was heading east on La Crosse County Trunk "Z" when something distracted him and he drove toward the center line.  Raifsnider then hit his brakes hard, causing him to skid into the other lane where he collided with an oncoming vehicle.  That driver, an 18-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries but was not hospitalized.  Raifsnider was wearing a helmet at the time.  He was taken to a hospital where he died.  Raifsnider graduated from Onalaska High in 2004. 

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