MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a 56-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Interstate 35 in Wyoming Friday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 2:54 p.m. at the I-35 southbound exit to County Road 22/Viking Boulevard.

The State Patrol says traffic was slowing down in the left lane due to construction when the motorcyclist side-swiped a 2009 Ford Fusion.

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The victim, Bruce John Pariseau from North Branch, was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he died from his injuries.

The three passengers in the Ford Fusion, all from Duluth, were not hurt in the crash.

Southbound I-35 was closed for about two-and-a-half hours in the aftermath of the crash.

The state patrol is investigating.