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Forum News Service, Published January 07 2013

Duluth man killed during practice for motocross show

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. - A Duluth, Minn., man was killed Friday after crashing his motorcycle at Cedar Lake Arena in New Richmond.

The accident happened at about 6 p.m. Friday, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department.

Joseph Brown, 55, was riding his motorcycle at the arena, 1120 Old Mill Road, when he lost control going over a jump, said Sheriff John Shilts. The motorcycle crashed and Brown landed on his shoulder.

Witnesses attempted CPR until an ambulance arrived at the scene, he said. Crews from New Richmond Area Ambulance Service transported Brown to Westfields Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine whether there were any medical issues surrounding Brown’s death.

It’s believed Brown was at the arena practicing for the Saturday motocross race.