Motorcyclist dies after striking truck, trailer

Man flown to Milwaukee-area hospital

Published On: Oct 02 2013 01:09:27 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2013 09:59:11 PM CDT

A motorcycle crash resulted in the death of a town of Lyons man, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Josh Tauscher, 25, was attempting to enter Highway 50 eastbound from South Road in the town of Lyons Sunday evening when he struck a pickup truck and trailer. The truck and trailer were also eastbound.

Tauscher’s motorcycle hit the truck and ejected him, according to deputies. Tauscher struck the trailer before coming to rest on the road.

Tauscher was taken to Burlington Memorial Hospital before being flown to a Milwaukee area hospital.

He died early Wednesday morning.

Tauscher was not wearing a helmet, according to deputies. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Lyons Fire Department and was an organ donor.