SHAWANO, WI (WSAU) - A Gillett man died after crashing his motorcycle in Shawano County Saturday night. Investigators say 48-year-old Scott K. Courchaine was eastbound on county highway “E” near Plier Road in Green Valley at about 7:00 p.m. when he crossed the centerline and lost control on gravel at the edge of the road. The motorcycle abruptly went sideways, ejecting Courchaine into the ditch.
Courchaine was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Shawano County investigators say alcohol appears to be a factor in this crash, which remains under investigation.