Motorcyclist Dies In Polk County Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A motorcyclist is dead after colliding with a pick-up truck in Polk County.

The Polk County Dispatch Center received a report of a motorcycle colliding with a pick-up truck around 12 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of State Highway 35, just south of the village of Dresser in Osceola Township.

A 1998 Suzuki GSX750 motorcycle was southbound on Highway 35, went around a corner, crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming 1997 Chevrolet K1500 pick-up truck.

The motorcyclist did not have a driver’s license or motorcycle endorsement. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The victim’s name is not being released until family can be notified.

The crash remains under investigation. This is the second traffic fatality in two days within Polk County. On Monday, a truck and semi collided.

  • James

    it’s a sad loss of life and prayers to the family, but what did the driver expect, no helmet, no motorcycle endorsement = recipe for disaster

  • midroad430

    Sorry to hear of the loss but before everyone goes after the “Helmet”, lets look at the accident- no license to me means inexperience. It has nothing to do with having a helmet or not. Nothing can replace training, experience and respect for the mode of transportation you use. Last time I checked, a helmet is not a requirement on a motorcycle and it is a personal choice.

  • Brett

    I doubt that a helmet would have saved him in a HEAD-ON crash. Even if it did, he would likely be a vegetable or paralyzed from the neck down, not a particularly pleasant way to live.

  • Jesse

    Your opinions are completely unnecessary.

    • Raider Rider

      You get to decide who the 1st Amendment applies to?

  • SM

    Be a little respectful to the friends and family. This is a tragic accident. Many people lost someone close to them.

    • These eyes

      You always get the turds commenting on these tragedy s, sick

  • Verna A Kellen

    common sense would tell any mature adult going to ride a motorcyle wore helmet i know personal choice . that just beening on the save side .

  • tessa

    wow why do people post such rude comments. what if this was your family? would you be posting the comments? probably not, so have a little respect for the family that just lost their love onel. and just because the person didnt have their motorcycle endorsement doesnt mean they were inexpeirenced. i know known several people who havent had their endorsements and were very expeirenced.

    my thoughts and prayers go out to the family!

  • Paul

    This is my brother. The sheriff said that a helmet wouldn’t have made a difference in this accident. He died from bodily injury and not a head injury. Yes, he made a mistake and it costed him his life. Maybe some of you should have a heart check before you post stuff like this. To the others who care, thank you for your concerns and prayers. Ryan did find the Jesus about a month ago. We know he is in heaven now.

    • JEAN

      my condolences to family and friend’s…
      Since w.c.c.o. let’s people post with out respect to ID’s it’s anonymous- people get very blatant with their comments….I will say …had your brother gotten a license or motorcycle endorsement he may have learned a thing or two, that could have protected himself from such an accident… just saying….and protected other’s as well

    • rachaelfoltz

      Paul I am very sorry for your loss. I knew your brother but have not spoken to him in a while. I am very glad to hear that he found Jesus. He is in a better place now. And please dont pay attention to any of these comments, these people would never say anything like this in real life and are just cowards hiding behind a computer screen.

    • tessa

      im so sorry to hear about your brother paul. ignore the stupid people that are making dumb comments.

  • Lost a loved one

    Lets have some respect for the lost. This person hasnt been gone for 24 hours and judgments are being cast? We all make decisions in life that are risky, most of us commenting probably text and drive, speed, may have driven under the influence, etc. It could have been anyone. This man is someones son, brother, cousin, best friend and possibly a parent. So out of respect for them, have some courtesy and respect for the people who just lost one of the most important people in their lives.

  • BD

    What is simpathy?

  • Phil

    He was my good friend, and some of your rude comments are not needed. Who are you to pass judgment? Are you perfect? I highly doubt it. He was a good person with a big heart, so show a little F****** Respect. DUDER

    • BOB

      Whats a DUDER?

  • rachaelfoltz

    What is wrong with all the people commenting here? No sympathy for the loss of a friend, son, brother, and uncle because he made a mistake? This is life and death we are talking about here, show some respect.

    • the daily funny

      Breaking the law and driving recklessly is not a “mistake” – it is a bad choice and, sadly, he paid some dear consequences.

    • Phil

      well said. people have no respect anymore.

  • Phil

    You are something else. wow

  • Rachel

    Rest Peacefully, very very sad. To all the people posting negative shi+ its funny because as an above poster said, i guarantee you have done something risky in your lives. not to mention ryan wasnt out driving crazy reckless he was trying out someones bike therefore he probably had planned on getting a motorcycle endoresment just a young man trying to have a good time and very unfortunately he lost his life, Just the same as someone riding a four-wheeler or a dirt bike and something bad happening, you have no right to judge, if your family or friend died due to drunk driving, wreckless driving or anything like that i bet it would be really comforting when your community said hey! they deserved it. I’m amazed at the amount of negative comments and ashamed that this the “support” the community is showing. we lost two people in two days within two miles of each other.. i’d also like to point out that no where did it say that he was driving recklessly. driving without a license isnt reckless… how many people get a driving after suspension ticket daily, probably hundreds to thousands? the not being legal to drive has nothing to do with the ability. maybe he shouldnt of been driving with inexperience but how do we all start doing somethin? we all start off inexperienced! Anyways,, to the family I am deeply sorry for you loss and pay no mind to the people who say negative things, closed minded people should come with closed mouths. And you are in my families thoughts and prayers,

  • Joe W.

    Some people have no class. I knew this man. Maybe not as well as some but knew him enough to know he was a stand up guy that would do anything fo anyone and he had a love for life like no other. Yes, what he did was irresponsible but he paid the ultimate price. Is he not our fellow man? Some of these comments are so cold and uncalled for. Yes, he broke the law. So do all of us. Every time you go 1 mph over the speed limit you are breaking the law. When you die doing this do you want your memories to be tainted by all the negative comments that come out of the wood works? Dont throw rocks if you live in a glass house. Not one person who writes a negative comment on this page is a better man than this man who died because he never would have been saying stuff like this on this page. He woud have given his condolenses and offered a prayer for the victim and families. Compassion people. family members and friends visit this page to help mourn. They dont need your 2 cents. Peace Ryan R.I.P. and i bet all the negative comment makers didnt even know the man’s name

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