Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who died after crashing into a vehicle Sunday as motorists allowed a crane to walk across Highway 51.
Jason M. Battersby, 44, of Milton was taken to a hospital, where he died of injuries from the crash, the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday.
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McFarland police Lt. Brian Redman said vehicles traveling north on Highway 51 had slowed or stopped for a crane walking across 51 north of Siggelkow Road about 11:20 a.m. Sunday.
Battersby was unable to stop in time and rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 55-year-old Madison man. The driver of the vehicle and his son, who was a passenger, were uninjured.
The fatal crash remains under investigation by the McFarland Police Department and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.