Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 ---

A rural Pardeeville man is dead after a crash in Columbia Co.

Deputies say it happened Sunday just before 6:30 p.m. on Highway 33 at the Interstate. This is in the Town of Caledonia.

Deputies say a car was yielding to an emergency vehicle. The motorcycle clipped the side of the car.

The motorcyclist later died at the hospital. Deputies identify him as 59-year-old Steven Paulson.

Paulson was not wearing a helmet.