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.