Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday no criminal charges will be filed in a fatal accident involving a police vehicle and a motorcycle back in the spring. The officer involved was on his way to the house where police shot and killed Terrance Franklin.
A Vadnais Heights woman is charged with one count of criminal vehicular homicide after the hit-and-run death of a 92-year-old motorcyclist in St. Paul on Friday morning. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Autumn Brenae Mason stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Ivy Avenue and Prosperity Avenue at 7:45 a.m. Roy W. Kromschroeder, 92, was also at a stopped at the intersection, which is controlled by stop signs in all directions.
A Plymouth woman is dead after her husband lost control of his motorcycle while driving in Indiana Thursday morning, according to authorities. Lori K. Rutten, 55, and her husband Roger, 59, where driving northbound on I-65 in Lake County on a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle when Roger switched lanes and struck an uneven portion of the road. The motorcycle flipped, and both passengers were ejected over barrier cables, eventually landing on a grassy portion of the median.
The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help to find a vehicle that fled the scene of a fatal crash involving a motorcycle Saturday night near Sauk Centre. Authorities said a motorcycle passenger was hit and killed Saturday night after falling off the motorcycle, then being hit by a car at about 9:46 p.m.
A 44-year-old Lakeville woman is accused of driving drunk in an Apple Valley crash last Thursday that left a motorcyclist dead, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court.
The motorcyclist who died Friday after his bike collided with a police cruiser on its way to help out the other wounded officers in south Minneapolis has been identified. On Saturday, candles sit outside a church near the scene of the accident on 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue. The scene was so bad on Friday that it spurred an impromptu prayer service for motorcyclist Ivan Romero, who died in the crash.
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.
A 42-year-old woman has been charged in the crash that killed two motorcyclists in East Bethel over the weekend. Paula Lynn Larson has been charged with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
Authorities have identified the two people who were killed Sunday when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by an SUV in East Bethel.
A 60-year-old man who was critically injured in a motorcycle crash on Sunday died from his injuries on Tuesday, according to Roseville Police.