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The motorcycle operator who died Monday following a crash near Janesville where the motorcycle was hit from behind has been identified as Jeffrey Dary, 68, Janesville.

Dary died at a local hospital shortly after the crash that happened at about 4 p.m. on Highway 14 at Hackbarth Road in the town of Janesville.

The Rock County Medical Examiner's Office said the preliminary results of a forensic autopsy done at the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday showed Dary died as the result of injuries sustained in the crash.

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Dary was in a line of vehicles slowing down for a turning vehicle, when his motorcycle was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by Gerald Field, 36, Watertown, the impact pushing the motorcycle into the car ahead.

Dary was not wearing a helmet.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office said it believed Field was falling asleep while driving the pickup truck. He was ticketed for inattentive driving.

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