More motorcyclists have died this year on Minnesota roads compared to last year at this time, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Officials said 26 riders have lost their lives in 2013. There were 18 motorcycle deaths at this time last year.
Forty-seven motorcycle deaths so far this year has the Minnesota Department of Public Safety calling for more awareness and training. For 2011, motorcycle deaths totaled 42.
May was a deadly month for motorcyclists in Minnesota — and that’s prompted a warning from safety officials.
A report released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Thursday shows fatal accidents involving motorcycles are up 30 percent from this time last year.