Police: Beaver Dam man dead after crashing motorcycle, speed and alcohol possible factors

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Dodge County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened near Center and Jackson in Beaver Dam on Sunday, Oct. 17.

Officials received a report of a motorcycle in the ditch and a man nearby with no signs of life shortly after 5 a.m.

The man, a 34-year-old Beaver Dam resident, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

An initial investigation shows the motorcycle was southbound on Center, failed to negotiate a curve, and entered the ditch, throwing the driver from the motorcycle.

Officials say the man was not wearing a helmet, and excessive speed and alcohol impairment are suspected of being possible factor.

According to a news release, the crash likely occurred about two hours prior to discovery.

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