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Motorcyclist killed in crash near Cave of the Mounds

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BLUE MOUNDS (WKOW) -- A 60-year-old motorcyclist is dead after a crash near Cave of the Mounds Tuesday morning.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office says the motorcyclist, from German Valley, IL, was traveling westbound in the right lane on U.S. Highway 18/151 when he merged into a vehicle in the left lane around 11:40 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. 

Officials say he was wearing a helmet. His name has not been released at this time.

The other driver, 24-year-old Thomas Butusov, of Spring Green, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.    

Both westbound lanes of Highway 18/151 will be shut down between Highway 78 and Cave of the Mounds Road while Sheriff’s deputies reconstruct the crash.  

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