Poynette Man Identified In Fatal Motorcycle Crash

A Poynette man has been identified as the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash with a van on U.S. Highway 12 in the town of Springfield on Wednesday night.

Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dane County sheriff’s deputies, along with Waunakee EMS and the Waunakee Fire Department, responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 at State Highway 19.

Sheriff’s officials said the preliminary investigation revealed a motorcycle driven by Scott A Sachtjen, 53, was driving his motorcycle west on Highway 12 approaching the intersection with Highway 19.

A van driven by Kim A Donkle, 58, of Madison, was on Highway 19 at the intersection with Highway 12. Donkle entered the intersection in an attempt to turn eastbound onto Highway 12 and struck the motorcycle, sheriff’s officials said.

Sachtjen was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

Donkle wasn’t injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.