MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were killed Saturday afternoon after their motorcycle collided with a detached farm trailer in Sibley County.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. on Highway 19 in Arlington Township.

According to the patrol, 60-year-old Curtis Petzel was traveling westbound on Hwy. 19 in a tractor when a farm trailer it was hauling detached and collided with a motorcycle traveling eastbound.

Officials say the driver of the motorcycle, 60-year-old Marvin Fandrich, and his passenger, 61-year-old Kathy Fandrich of Aberdeen, South Dakota both died at the scene.

Marvin and Kathy Fandrich (Credit: Nicole Fandrich)

This is the second fatal crash Petzel has caused in less than two years — both resulting in motorcyclists being killed.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

Comments (3)
  1. Laura Conway Zellers says:

    Looks to me he is targeting motorcycles on purpose .

  2. Chris Wilkinson Snr says:

    My deepest condolences to the family and friends at this heartbreaking tragedy.

  3. Sandra Murray says:

    Seems to me like this guy needs to be taken off the street. He is a menace behind the wheel! From what I understand he did not have the proper ball and hitch equipment for the trailer he was towing and something needs to done to STOP this callus behavior from happening again. Unfortunately many folks involved in AG (and before you come hunting for me, I work on a cattle ranch)don’t give two cents for safety…especially when it comes to towing something down the highway! We need to make changes throughout the Ag industry.. safety needs to become a priority!