One Person Dead After Motorcycle Crash In East-Central Minnesota
North Branch, MN (KROC-AM News) - One person is dead after a four-vehicle crash that included a motorcycle near North Branch, Minnesota yesterday afternoon.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports that 58-year-old Larry Cooper of North Branch died in the wreck at the intersection of Highway 95 and 392nd street around 3:45 p.m. He was traveling on a Honda motorcycle eastbound on Highway 95 when the motorcycle was struck by a Chevy Cruze. The Cruze had been rear-ended by a Dodge Ram that was traveling westbound, which bushed the Cruze into eastbound traffic, striking the motorcycle. The Dodge Ram then struck a Honda Fit that was westbound on Highway 95 and yielding to eastbound traffic to turn onto southbound 392nd street.
The driver of the Dodge Ram, 26-year-old Thomas Crowson of Cambridge, and the driver of the Chevy Cruze, 57-year-old Robert Lakeberg of Stanchfield, both had minor injuries in the crash. The driver of the Honda Fit, 62-year-old James Aufderhar of North Branch, had no injuries.
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