MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 79-year-old Faribault man is dead after his Harley Davidson motorcycle struck an SUV Friday afternoon in rural Rice County.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 35-year-old Darrin Richard Turek, was heading south on Kanabec Avenue in Erin Township at about 3:45 p.m.READ MORE: How Do U Of M-Developed Apple Varieties Get Their Names?
Investigators say he stopped at a stop sign at Highway 99, checked traffic and then started to turn east when the motorcycle traveling west on the highway struck the SUV.READ MORE: Demolition Begins On St. Paul's Midway Shopping Center, Heavily Damaged During Unrest
The motorcyclist, Charles Patrick Grassinger, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.
Turek, from Montgomery, was not injured.MORE NEWS: Cortez Banks Charged In Crystal Knife Attack; Victims Expected To Survive
The state patrol is investigating.