MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A fatal crash Wednesday morning has left part of Highway 65 in the north metro closed.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at the intersection of Viking Boulevard in East Bethel at about 11:15 a.m.READ MORE: 'It's Amazing': New Minnesota Grant Helps Foster Care Youth Pay For College
Authorities report that two vehicles were involved in the crash — a commercial flatbed pickup truck and a motorcycle.READ MORE: Wisconsin Man Dies After Car Splits During Crash In Fridley
The motorcyclist was ejected, and was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver was not immediately identified, pending a report from the medical examiner’s office.
The highway’s southbound lanes in the area were closed following the crash.MORE NEWS: Homicide Investigation Underway After Woman Found Dead Inside St. Paul Home
The truck driver, a 65-year-old man from Zimmerman, was working with investigators. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash.