Update: Victim’s name released in fatal motorcycle crash
Authorities released the name of the man who died in a motorcycle crash along Vilas Road Saturday.
46-year-old Patrick Bitter of Marshall, Wisconsin died from injuries sustained in the accident.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report of a crash in the 3600 block of Vilas Road at about 1 a.m.
According to a release, Bitter was driving a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he left the roadway and went into the ditch.
Bitter was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet, officials said.
The sheriff’s office said alcohol and speed appear to be contributing factors in the crash.