A 23-year-old man from Oak Creek was killed on Thursday following a crash involving the motorcycle he was driving and a vehicle. According to an article by FOX 6 Now, the crash occurred near 27th and Grange in Greenfield about 9:30 a.m.
“Greenfield police said the man was found on the ground at the scene after he was ejected from his motorcycle,” the article reads. “Life-saving measures were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.”
While the article doesn’t release many details about the crash, it does confirm that the driver of the vehicle remained on scene during an investigation by the Greenfield Police Department. FOX 6 Now reports that the driver is cooperating with authorities in the ongoing investigation.
The identity of the Oak Creek man had not been released as of Friday morning pending notification of his family. There’s also no mention in the article of the vehicle driver’s name and whether or not the man may be facing charges in connection to the fatal crash.
Earlier this month a woman was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Highway 8 in Polk County.
According to an article by Hudson Patch, the woman is a 36-year-old from Minnesota. She was a passenger on the motorcycle and sustained life-threatening injuries after the driver crashed on a roundabout. The driver of the motorcycle has since been charged in connection to the crash.
Police identified the woman as 36-year-old Jennifer Bisel.
State records reported fatal motorcycle crashes were up 15 percent in 2015 compared to the year before.
There were 39 motorcyclist fatalities in the first six months of 2015, up from 34 for the same period in 2014. If the pattern holds, state officials say, this could be the deadliest year for motorcycle crashes since 2012, when 44 people were killed in the first six months of the year and 112 died in the 12-month period.
Between 2009 and 2013, an average of 2,376 motorcycle crashes were reported to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, an average of 91 motorcyclists died each year, and an average of 2,161 motorcyclists were injured on Wisconsin roads.