MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A motorcyclist from Blaine was killed Wednesday afternoon after a sideswipe collision with a vehicle in Little Canada, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Officers responded to the crash at about 12:03 p.m. on Interstate 35E near Highway 36. When they arrived, an investigation showed that a 2002 Audi S4 was heading northbound in the left lane of I-35E near County Road B when a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed.READ MORE: Man Dies Days After Being Shot In Head In South Minneapolis
The motorcycle changed lanes to the right and passed the Audi, then cut sharply back to the left. The Audi cut to the left lane and clipped the motorcycle. The motorcyclist lost control and was ejected.READ MORE: 'We're Making Some Adjustments': Worker Shortage Has Metro Transit Pushing Light Rail Service To Every 12 Minutes
The operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 23-year-old Robert T. Nelson. The driver of the Audi, a 57-year-old White Bear Lake man, was not hurt.MORE NEWS: Northern Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty To Abusing Child Over Several Years
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene.