Officials ID Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday identified the man who died in a motorcycle crash in the town of Christiana last Friday.

Officials identified the victim as Michael D. Hanson, 45, of Stoughton. He was the driver and sole occupant of the motorcycle.

Deputies said the crash occurred at about 9 p.m. on State Farm Road near Highway 12/18. They said the driver was traveling westbound on State Farm Road when he lost control and crashed near the intersection.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

Hanson was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash

The crash remains under investigation. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office said alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.