Brandon Michael Lieffering, 37, New Richmond, is in custody after allegedly killing Stillwater motorcyclist, Dustin Kalland, 39, Saturday July 6.
According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department, they were dispatched to Star Prairie Township for a complaint of a 2013 Jeep Liberty that was taken without permission. They were also informed that a “no-contact” order was also violated.
Deputies responded, located the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle North of New Richmond on State Highway 65. The driver of the vehicle, Lieffering, did not stop and a vehicle pursuit occurred.
The pursuit continued eastbound on State Highway 64, then northbound on State Highway 46 towards Deer Park. During this time, Lieffering passed several other motorists on the left hand side. Multiple motorcycles were taking a left hand turn on Main Street, near North Street W. in Deer Park. Lieffering struck Kalland and then fled on foot where deputies were able to apprehend him after a short foot pursuit.
Although life saving measures were taken, the St. Croix County Medical Examiner pronounced Kalland dead at the scene.
The WI State Patrol, Polk County Sheriffs Office and the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office were requested to investigate the incident, per Wisconsin State Statutes.
The agencies assisting during this incident were the New Richmond Police, New Richmond EMS, Deer Park Fire I Rescue, WI State Patrol, Polk County Sheriffs Office, St. Croix County Highway Department, Amery Fire and the St. Croix and Pierce County Medical Examiner's Offices.
This is the fifth traffic fatality recorded by St. Croix County in 2019.