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RACINE — A Racine man was fatally injured in a motorcycle collision with a vehicle on Saturday.

Daniel E. Vander Leest, 48, was unresponsive at the scene of the collision.

The Racine Fire Department rescue squad transported Vander Leest to the hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the collision.

According to a written statement from the Racine Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Carlisle Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. on the report of a collision.

The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene and was described in the statement as cooperative.

RPD traffic investigators encourage anyone with information to contact them at 262-635-7756.

Any witnesses, or citizens with information are urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 262-636-9330 or through the Crime Stoppers app or website.

Collision statement from RPD

Date: September 18, 2023
No: 23-21
Subject: Fatal Traffic Accident
Deceased: Daniel E. Vander Leest; 48 year old male of Racine

On Saturday, September 16, 2023 at approximately 5:01pm officers responded to the 1800 block of Carlisle Ave. for a personal injury accident involving a motorcycle and a car.  Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive motorcyclist.  The motorcycle operator was transported to a local hospital via the Racine Fire Department rescue squad.  While at the hospital the motorcycle operator succumbed to his injuries.  He is identified as Daniel Vander Leest.  The operator of the car stayed on scene and was cooperative.. 

Racine Police traffic investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this incident.  Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.


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