PD bike crash

A bicyclist died after failing to stop at the stop sign on Military Ridge Trail where it crosses Hwy. PD, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

A 56 year old Madison woman is dead after crashing her bike into a car on County Hwy. PD Sunday afternoon.

Valerie Flogel rode through a stop sign on the Military Ridge State Trail just west of Timber Lane around 3:43 p.m., according to a Dane County Sheriff’s Office news release sent Sunday night and updated Monday, and hit a Ford Escape driven by a 34 year old woman.

Hwy. PD was closed for four hours between Timber Lane and Gust Road while law enforcement investigated the crash.

The bicyclist was wearing a helmet and pronounced dead at the scene, the release states.

Monday’s news release states the crash remains under investigation.

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