Motorcyclist killed in crash with semi in Otter Tail County

20 July 2023

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. A crash involving a semi in Otter Tail County has left a motorcyclist dead.

The crash happened shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, on U.S. Highway 59 near 280th Street in Fergus Falls Township, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The semi, driven by a 43-year-old man from Fergus Falls, was southbound on Highway 59.

He came upon a 2001 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle driving north on Highway 59 near 280th Street.

The two vehicles collided, according to the patrol. Details on how the crash happened were not released.

The driver of the motorcycle was a 65-year-old man from Elizabeth, Minnesota. He was killed in the crash, according to Sgt. Jesse Grabow. The semi driver was uninjured.

The drivers’ names have not yet been released.


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