CROSBY, Minn. (WCCO) — For the second time in less than a week, a husband and wife have been killed in a motorcycle accident in Minnesota.

Authorities said the recent crash happened in Crow Wing County Road near Crosby.

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The State Patrol said a 52-year-old Coon Rapids man and his 53-year-old wife were on a motorcycle that crossed the center line and struck a pickup truck.

The husband was not wearing a helmet, though his wife was. Both died in the crash.

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They were identified by the State Patrol as David and Tammy Dittes.

On July 4th, a husband and wife from Ramsey were killed when their motorcycle went out of control and crashed in Pine County. They were 57-year-old Terry Armstrong and his 47-year-old wife, Kari.

Neither was wearing a helmet in that accident.

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On Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced that June was the deadliest month for motorcycle riders this year, with 10 reported deaths. Also, there have been 26 motorcycle-related deaths in 2013, compared to the 18 there were at this time last year.