MADISON- A motorcyclist has died after an accident on Highway 81.

Thursday at 9:58pm, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle accident on Highway 81 near mile marker 142 just south of Madison. Authorities say a northbound motorcycle lost control and wrecked throwing the male driver from the Motorcycle. The lone operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim hasn’t been released.

The northbound lanes of Highway 81 was shut down for 2.5 hours while the accident was being investigated.