Sheriff’s Office identifies motorcyclist killed in Dodge County crash

Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 11:57 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 7:58 AM CDT
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This article has been updated with new information about the victim’s age and where he is from.


The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a motorcyclist killed in a crash on Oct. 17.

The victim was identified as 34-year-old Daniel Chase of rural Beaver Dam.

The crash happened Sunday at about 5 a.m. The Sheriff’s Office says Chase was riding south on S. Center Road in the Township of Beaver Dam when he missed a curve and entered the ditch. Chase was ejected from the bike. He was found about two hours later in the ditch.

“The man was not wearing a helmet and excessive speed and alcohol impairment are suspected of being possible factors,” reads a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.

Chase was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is under investigation.


Authorities say one man is dead following an overnight motorcycle crash in Dodge County.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call regarding a motorcycle in the ditch just after 5 a.m. Sunday in the area of S. Center Road and Jackson Road.

When they arrived, they say the bike was found in a ditch, and the man was nearby.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities identified the man early Sunday afternoon as a 34-year-old from rural Beaver Dam.

The Sheriff’s Office says they believe the motorcycle was headed south on S. Center Road, failed to make a curve, and then went into the ditch. They believe the man was then thrown from the motorcycle.

Authorities add he wasn’t wearing a helmet, and as of this time, believe excessive speed and alcohol impairment are suspected to be factors in the crash.

Although the Sheriff’s Office was contacted shortly after 5 a.m., they say they believe the crash likely happened happened sometime during the two hours leading up to the discovery of the crash site.

No other details were immediately released, however the crash is still being investigated.

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