ME identifies man killed in head-on motorcycle crash

ME identifies man killed in head-on motorcycle crash

A Monroe man died when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a car in the Town of Montrose Wednesday night, according to a release.

The Dane County Medical Examiner said 41-year-old Kevin L. Nelson has died of injuries suffered in a wreck on Highway 69 near Henry Road Wednesday night.

Dane County authorities said Nelson was traveling south on Highway 69 at about 9:30 p.m. at a high rate of speed on his 2008 Kawasaki ZX600P motorcycle. He lost control of the motorcycle and crossed the center line, hitting a car head on. 

The driver of the car, a 36-year-old woman from Mazomanie, was taken to UW Hospital with minor injuries.

Nelson was not wearing a helmet, according to a release. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death and crash remain under investigation, officials said Thursday.