Motorcyclist killed in crash in West Allis identified
WTMJ News Team
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WEST ALLIS- West Allis police are identifying a man who died in a motorcycle crash over the weekend.
Police say Todd D. Peterke, 43, of Greenfield was killed in the crash around 8 p.m. Saturday.
According to the West Allis Police Department, Peterke was attempting to pass a vehicle on his left and failed to notice a Department of Public Works vehicle that was stopped in the left lane for road maintenance.
Peterke died from his injuries on scene.
According to witnesses, he hit the rear corner of the DPW vehicle and was thrown from the motorcycle into the path of the car he was attempting to pass. The vehicle hit Peterke before it could stop.
It is unclear if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The investigation into this crash is ongoing.