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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 38-year-old Bemidji woman died Wednesday evening after succumbing to “extreme injuries” suffered in a weekend crash, authorities said.

Michelle Sugar was pronounced dead at the Sanford Fargo Hospital at 6:26 p.m., the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Sunday night, Sugar was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Bradley Mordini, 42, of Bemidji. Officers found both Sugar and Mordini lying in the intersection of Becida Road Southwest and Lake Road Southwest in Grant Valley Township, which is a few miles southwest of Bemidji. The motorcycle they were on had collided with a Toyota Camry. Both Sugar and Mordini suffered severe injuries.

Mordini’s condition is not known.

Officers interviewed the Camry’s driver, 26-year-old Steven Greenwood, at the scene. Officers determined he was turning south on to Fern Lake Road when he failed to yield to right of way and collided with the motorcycle.

Officers also found Greenwood possessed a small amount of marijuana. He told officers he had used it prior to the crash, police said. Officers then issued Greenwood a citation for criminal vehicular operation.

Neither Greenwood nor his passenger, 27-year-old Melissa Beyer, suffered injuries in the collision.

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