Motorcycle driver involved in Beltline crash dies from injuries

Beltline Backed Up At Seminole Highway
Courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Transportation

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say a motorcycle driver involved in a crash on the Beltline that knocked out power last week has died from their injuries.

The crash last Tuesday on the westbound Beltline near the Todd Drive exit happened just before 3:30 p.m.

According to Madison police, the driver of one of the vehicles involved said a person on a motorcycle pulled out in front of them, leading to a collision. The crash caused the driver of that vehicle to hit an electrical pole, which led to live wires being exposed and knocked out power for hundreds of people for several hours Tuesday evening.

Police say the person on the motorcycle was unconscious after the crash and first responders performed rescue measures at the scene. The person was taken to the hospital, but died from their injuries on Monday.

Authorities say their investigation into the crash is still ongoing, but the driver of the vehicle is cooperating.