MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was likely a factor in the death of an Eagan motorcyclist early Saturday morning.

Joe Neal Hansmeier, 43, was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle in the wrong direction on Highway 61 in Denmark Township just before 1 a.m.

The state patrol says Hansmeier was just south of Highway 10 when he stuck a KIA OLX head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the KIA, 22-year-old Rachel Marie Dickson of Cottage Grove, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The state patrol says Hansmeier had been drinking and was not wearing a helmet. The crash is under investigation.

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