(Columbia County) The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Thursday evening near Portage. Authorities with the state patrol and Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded the accident on I-39 southbound near the 90/94/78 interchange around 8:24pm. Witnesses report that that two motorcycles that were travelling together made contact while navigating a curve, both vehicles entered a nearby ditch. Upon arrival, one of the motorcycle operators was unresponsive and CPR was immediately started. The individual was pronounced dead at the scene. The second motorcycle driver was treated for minor injuries and was released.