Madison man killed in motorcycle crash

Lanes of Highway 12 closed during morning commute
Madison man killed in motorcycle crash
Motorcycle crash on Highway 12

A 36-year-old Madison man was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday night, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred on Highway 12 near Highway 19 at about 9: 15 p.m. and a passing motorist discovered the scene at about 6:30 a.m. on Monday. The westbound lanes of Highway 12 were affected during the morning commute. The scene was cleared at 12:29 p.m.

Investigators said the motorcyclist was traveling south on Highway 12, and excessive speed appears to have caused the crash, according to deputies.

The man was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to deputies.

The name of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending the notification of family members.

Highway 12 at Highway 19