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Cottage Grove man hospitalized after crash involving 3 motorcycles

A Cottage Grove man was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with undetermined injuries after two motorcycles collided late Sunday afternoon in western Wisconsin.

Dennis J. Monn, 52, was transported by helicopter while another victim, James D. Sershen, 21, of Northfield, Minn., was transported by Prescott Area Ambulance to Regions with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries after the crash on Highway 35, south of County Trunk Highway E in the town of Diamond Bluff.

A third man, William E. King, 46, of St. Paul, drove his motorcycle into the ditch to avoid colliding with the other two. He was not injured.

Pierce County sheriff's deputy Craig Theis said in a news release that the 4:08 p.m. crash occurred after Serchen had attempted a U-turn with his Honda motorcycle when Monn's Harley Davidson machine collided with him.

Monn was listed in fair condition Monday morning, according to Regions. Sershen was in good condition.

Prescott firefighters and a paramedic from the River Falls Area Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.