UPDATED: Monday, August 11, 2014 ---

The Dane county Medical Examiner's Office has released the name of the motorcyclist that died in the crash on the Beltline early Sunday morning.

21-year-old Joshua A. Simons of Waterford was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner's report indicates Simons' death was the direct result of injuries sustained in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation by the Medical Examiner's Office and Monona Police.


A motorcyclist was killed in a Beltline crash early yesterday morning. It happened just after 12:30 a.m. on the westbound side of the Belt at Monona Drive. Authorities say the cyclist was going at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of a vehicle. The crash closed down that portion of the Beltline for nearly four hours.