By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A motorcyclist died Wednesday night in the north metro after losing control while turning onto Interstate 35W.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. just off of Highway 10 in Mounds View.

The motorcycle was traveling eastbound on the highway at a high rate of speed, caught gravel and failed to negotiate a turn onto southbound I-35W.

The motorcyclist, 42-year-old Jason Fagin of Princeton, died in the crash. He was not wearing a helmet.