Fatal motorcycle accident on Ohio/Ridgeway Friday morning

rapd 1On today’s date at 6:48am, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Ohio Street and Ridgeway Avenue for a report of a motorcycle vs. car accident. Upon arrival, Officers located the 27 year old operator of the motorcycle in the roadway suffering from severe injuries. After Racine Fire and Rescue arrived, the operator of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle was operating north on Ohio Street when it struck the vehicle entering the intersection at Ridgeway.

The investigation is active and ongoing. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to assist The Racine Police Department in the investigation of the accident.

Racine Police traffic investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this accident. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit at 262-635-7816.

You may also contact Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.

The identity of the victim of the accident has been identified as 27 year old Zachary Behrens of Racine.