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Motorcyclist dies after crash in Rothschild

Motorcycle crash graphic.
Motorcycle crash graphic.

ROTHSCHILD, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities are investigating the death of a motorcyclist at a busy suburban intersection south of Wausau.

Marathon County sheriff’s deputies said a pickup truck had just left the Highway 51 freeway, when it collided with a northbound motorcycle on Business 51 in Rothschild.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The biker died at the scene. The pickup driver, a 16-year-old girl, was not hurt.

A sheriff’s team reconstructed the crash scene. Deputies said speed and alcohol were possible factors.