Two Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Reported in MN on Tuesday
UNDATED - (KROC-AM News) - There were at least two deadly motorcycle crashes in Minnesota on Tuesday.
The most recent incident was reported around 9 PM in western Minnesota. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says one person was killed when a motorcyclist lost control and crashed into the ditch along a rural road just outside the town of Brandon, which is about 10 miles northwest of Alexandria. The victim, whose name has not been released, was a passenger on the motorcycle. A news release says the driver, 44-year-old Shawn Olson of Brandon, was airlifted to a hospital in Fargo with life-threatening injuries.
The other fatality was reported about three hours earlier in the Twin Cities. The State Patrol says 20-year-old Parker Nelson of Wayzata was driving a motorcycle that collided with a small SUV at an intersection in Shorewood. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash report indicates the other driver, a 16-year-old girl, pulled out into the path of the motorcyclist. She was transported to a hospital with unknown injuries.