Town of Blue Mounds Fatality Crash

July 08, 2014
Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone:(608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

At approximately 11:40 am, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Blue Mounds Police, Mt. Horeb Police, Mt. Horeb EMS, and the WI State Patrol, responded to U.S. Highway 18/151 at Cave of the Mounds Road for a motorcycle vs. car crash.


A 60-year-old man from German Valley, IL was operating a 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and traveling westbound in the right lane when he merged into a 2000 Dodge Stratus in the left lane.  The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and he was wearing a helmet.


The driver of the Dodge Stratus, Thomas A. Butusov, age 24 of Spring Green, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.    


Both westbound lanes of Highway 18/151 will be shut down between Highway 78 and Cave of the Mounds Road while Sheriff’s deputies reconstruct the crash.  The name of the deceased motorcyclist will be released by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office after his family has been notified.