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County residents perish in motorcycle accident
9-24 fatalities 1
Robert J. Dobbs

A two-motorcycle crash in Lincoln County last Friday evening at about 9 p.m. resulted in the death of two Richland County residents.

The victims of that accident are Robert J. Dobbs, age 67, and his wife Josephine M. Dobbs, age 68, both of Richland Center. 

The driver of the other motorcycle was Mark N. Coolidge, age 59, of Baraboo and his passenger Roxanne M. Johnson, age 52, of Plover. At the time of this report from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Coolidge is in fair condition and Johnson in good condition, both at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, preliminary indications are that an eastbound motorcycle operated by Robert Dobbs crossed the centerline and struck the westbound motorcycle being operated by Coolidge.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Lincoln County EMS, Tomahawk Fire Department, and Wisconsin State Patrol assisted at the crash scene. The crash remains under investigation.


(Photos provided by a family friend)