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.

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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.

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The motorcyclist, Charles Patrick Grassinger, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

Turek, from Montgomery, was not injured.

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The state patrol is investigating.