MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says it is investigating a fatal crash incident in Minnetonka Tuesday morning.

According to the state patrol, the incident occurred on southbound Interstate 494 at Highway 7.

A motorcycle was heading south on I-494 on the exit ramp to eastbound Highway 7, and lost control, running off the road.

The driver, 61-year-old James Mark Smith of Hopkins, was ejected. He died as a result of his injuries.

The roads were described as dry at the time of the crash.

As a result of the crash, the southbound I-494 ramp to eastbound Highway 7 were closed. The ramp reopened around 10:30 a.m.

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