Michigan man killed in Fond du Lac Co. crash involving 10 motorcycles
TAYCHEEDAH - A 59-year-old man from Michigan has died after a deadly crash where 10 motorcycles were involved.
Authorities shut down U.S. Highway 151 in Fond du Lac County after the crash on Thursday.
"There was a group of 12 motorcyclists traveling northbound on 151," Fond du Lac Sheriff's Operations Captain Dean Will told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Michelle Richards.
"A southbound four-door sedan crossed the center line, striking several of the cycles. It resulted in 10 of the cycles being struck. As a result, one individual from Michigan was pronounced dead at the scene."
Nine other people were taken to area hospitals. As of Friday evening, five of them were still hospitalized.
Three motorcycle riders remained in critical condition at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah.
Two other motorcycle riders are being treated at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond Du Lac, and it was believed they should survive their injuries.
The car driver, who is 25 years old and from Hilbert, Wis., is in fair condition. It's not clear when the 25-year-old will be released or arrested.
All of the motorcycle riders were from Michigan. Captain Will said that each of them were wearing helmets.
Investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash. They were awaiting blood-alcohol test results on the car driver, but they do not believe excessive speed was a cause of the crash.
Authorities say that when the driver is released, he will be brought to a jail for charges of bail jumping. He could be charged with homicide by negligent use of a motor vehicle.