48-year-old motorcyclist from Waukesha killed in crash involving power pole in Walworth County

WALWORTH COUNTY -- Walworth County Sheriff's officials say a 48-year-old Waukesha man was killed in a crash that occurred early Saturday morning, August 22nd.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Highway ES, just west of Kadad Lane in Troy Township.

An initial investigation has revealed 48-year-old Vernon Shaner was traveling westbound on Highway ES on his motorcycle. He had just passed a pickup truck when his motorcycle entered a curve and left the roadway, sliding on the grass and crashing into a power pole.

Shaner received critical injuries as a result of the crash -- and he died at the hospital.

This crash remains under investigation by the Walworth County Sheriff's Office's Crash Reconstruction Team.