1 dead in Highway 51 car, motorcycle crash in McFarland

One person is dead after a crash between a car and a motorcycle in McFarland.

The McFarland Police Department said officers were called to Highway 51 at Siggelkow Road at 11:20 a.m. Sunday. They found the motorcycle driver on the ground and sent him to a hospital, where he later died.

The preliminary crash investigation showed cars were slowing down and stopping for a crane walking across the highway. The motorcyclist was unable to stop in time and rear-ended a car.

The motorcycle driver is described as a 44-year-old man from Milton, but his name has not been released.

The northbound highway was closed for 2 hours but has since reopened.

The crash is still under investigation.

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