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Motorcyclist in Beltline crash that caused power outages has died
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Motorcyclist in Beltline crash that caused power outages has died

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A motorcyclist involved in a crash on the Beltline that caused power outages from Todd Drive to Seminole Highway last week has died, authorities reported.

The crash between a vehicle and the motorcycle occurred Tuesday afternoon after the motorcyclist pulled out in front of the vehicle, which led to a collision and to the driver hitting an electrical pole, Madison police spokesperson Nicole Schmitgen said in a statement.

The motorcyclist was unconscious and rescue measures were performed on scene before the person was taken to a hospital and died, Schmitgen said.

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Officers responded to the crash in the 3400 block of the West Beltline on Tuesday afternoon, where they found a downed electrical pole and live power lines, according to the Madison Police Department.

Power outages occurred after 3 p.m. and all power was restored to affected units shortly after 4 p.m., Madison Gas and Electric said. About 391 units were affected.

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation into the crash, which is ongoing, Schmitgen said. The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released.

State Journal reporter Erin Gretzinger contributed to this report.


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