MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 60-year-old man was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash in southwestern Minnesota, authorities say.

It marks the first fatal motorcycle crash of the year in Minnesota, and it’s the second-earliest it’s happened in the state.

The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at about 6 p.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Central Street in Sanborn. When officers arrived, they learned a 60-year-old motorcyclist was negotiating a curve and crashed into the ditch.

Authorities say the operator was not wearing a helmet, and it’s not known if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The motorcyclist has not been identified, and the crash is under investigation.


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