BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – A 66-year-old Minneapolis man was killed Tuesday when his motorcycle was rear-ended on I-35W in Bloomington and hit another car, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Authorities said the accident happened at about 3:24 p.m. on southbound I-35W at 94th Street. The crash involved four vehicles. A 2005 Mazda 3 was heading southbound on the highway when traffic slowed. The motorcycle stopped abruptly and caused a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, bring driven by a 20-year-old Lakeville man, to rear-end the motorcycle.
That crash caused the motorcycle to crash into the Mazda 3. The Grand Prix then crashed into another vehicle, according to the State Patrol.
Authorities said the driver of the motorcycle, identified as Michael Sjoberg of Minneapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was hurt in the crash, which is still under investigation with assistance from Bloomington Police.