TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD (WKOW) -- A 36-year-old Madison man is dead following a motorcycle crash in the town of Springfield.
Dane County Sheriff's deputies have now determined the fatal crash took place around 9:15 Sunday night in the southbound lanes of Hwy. 12 near Hwy. 19.
A passerby noticed the scene shortly after 6:30 Monday morning and called 911.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call the tip line at (608) 284-6900.
TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Office says a 36-year-old Madison man was killed just after 6:30 Monday morning in a motorcycle crash.
The accident happened in the southbound lanes of Hwy. 12 near Hwy. 19 in the town of Springfield.
Deputies say a passerby called 911 after noticing the motorcycle in the median.
Initial investigation indicates excessive speed as the cause. The driver was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following family notifications, the Dane County Medical Examiner will release the name.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff's Office.
So far, 65 motorcyclists have been killed in Wisconsin in 2013.
TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD (WKOW) -- Westbound Highway 12 is still down to one lane Monday morning as the Dane County Sheriff's Office investigates an accident.
Dane County dispatchers say a passerby called 911 just after 6:30 a.m. to report a motorcycle in the ditch and a person laying nearby. This was near Highway 19 in the Town of Springfield.
The Dane County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Westbound Highway 12 was shut down for a period of time, but one lane is now open.
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