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Motorcyclist killed in crash that closes WB Highway 18/151

Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:05:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2014 02:46:41 PM CDT

Med Flight at the scene of a crash on Highway 18 on Tuesday

The westbound lanes of Highway 18/151 at Cave of the Mounds Road were closed because of a fatal motorcycle crash on Tuesday, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to Highway 18/151 at Cave of the Mounds Road at 11:40 a.m. for a report of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.

A 60-year-old man from German Valley, Illinois, was driving his Harley-Davidson in the right westbound lane when he merged into a car in the left lane, according to a release. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the car, Thomas A. Butusov, 24, of Spring Green, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Westbound Highway 18 was shut down at Highway 78 until about 3 p.m. while a crash reconstruction was completed.

Westbound traffic was diverted to Highway 18 to Cave of the Mounds Road, north to County Road ID, west to County Road F and south to Cave of the Mounds Road. Eastbound traffic took the opposite route.

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