PLEASANT PRAIRIE – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a pickup truck in the 9200 block of Sheridan Road Wednesday night.
The motorcycle rider, 31-year-old man, died at the scene of the accident that occurred at 7:31 p.m., according to Lt. Pete Jung of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department. The man’s name was not released as authorities were still trying to determine where he was from, Jung said. The 68-year-old pickup truck driver from Pleasant Prairie was not injured. Neither was traveling with passengers.
Jung said both were traveling southbound on Sheridan Road when the crash occurred and the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. Village police investigators along with a Wisconsin State Patrol accident reconstruction unit worked at the scene for 3 ½ hours, while the section of Sheridan Road from 91st Street to 92nd Place was closed to traffic. He said it was not known whether speed or alcohol, among others things, were factors in the accident.
“That’s what they’re trying to determine,” he said.