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Motorcyclist dies

July 18, 2018

BASSETT — A motorcyclist was killed Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on a highway north of Bassett.

Erich Bussinger, 43, Basset, was driving a 2001 Harley-Davidson on Sunday about 2:25 p.m. when he lost control on Highway 7, about 10 and a half miles north of Bassett, said Rock County Sheriff James Anderson.

He went into the east ditch and was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff said.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Rock County Fire & Emergency Department.

Services for Mr. Bussinger will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Rock County High School Gymnasium in Bassett. Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of the arrangements.