Jefferson County fatal motorcycle crash; rider left roadway, hit tree

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened early Friday, Sept, 16 in the Town of Concord.

Officials say the crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. Friday on County Highway E south of Interstate 94

The preliminary investigation at the scene shows the motorcycle was northbound on County Highway E traveling at a high rate of speed, when it left the roadway, and struck a tree. The motorcycle rider was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Wisconsin State Patrol, Watertown Police Department, Jefferson County Emergency Communications, and Jefferson County Medical Examiner.

Investigators say speed is a contributing factor in the crash.