Motorcyclist Killed in Town of Springfield

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TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD-The Dane County Sheriff’s Office and Middleton Police Department responded to a call concerning a motorcycle and car crash in the Town of Springfield Thursday night.

At approximately 9:23 p.m. on Aug. 6, the law enforcement agencies responded to the intersection of CTH K at US HWY 12 westbound for a traffic accident involving a passenger vehicle and motorcycle. 

The preliminary investigation shows the motorcyclist was stopped at the intersection when it was struck from behind by a 2012 Buick sedan who had been traveling westbound on Highway 12. The operator of the motorcycle was transported to UW hospital and declared deceased upon arrival. 

The accident is currently under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Department, and names have not been released at this time. Alcohol does appear to be a factor in the cause of the crash. The motorcyclyist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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