68-year-old motorcyclist dies after colliding with car in Janesville

(Source: MGN)
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A 68-year-old man is dead after a vehicle and a motorcycle collided in Janesville Monday afternoon.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at Highway 14 at Hackbarth Road around 3:57 p.m.

A Chevrolet Silverado, driven 36-year-old Watertown man, failed to slow down and struck a Harley Davidson, operated by the 68-year-old Janesville man, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The impact pushed the Harley into the rear of a Honda Accord, driven by a 72-year-old from Crystal Lake, Illinois.

The Janesville man was taken to a local hospital but later died. According to the Sheriff’s Office, he was not wearing a helmet.

The Watertown man is believed to have been falling asleep right before the crash. The Sheriff’s Office says he will be cited for inattentive driving.

Highway 14 was closed for two hours because of the crash.