MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say a motorcyclist is dead after two separate crashes Thursday evening.
According to police, officers first responded at around 10 p.m. to the report of a crash involving a transit bus and motorcycle near 32nd Street East and Minnehaha Avenue. When officers arrived, they found the bus with damage from a crash, but there was no motorcyclist at the scene.READ MORE: 4 Boys Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle Outside Minnesota State Capitol
A preliminary investigation determined that the motorcyclist left the scene and later ran a red light at 35th Street East and Minnehaha Avenue. The motorcyclist then collided with a passenger vehicle.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene and began performing life-saving treatment on the injured motorcyclist. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.READ MORE: Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson Takes 'Indefinite' Leave Of Absence
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 58-year-old Jefferey Sonczalla.
There were no other injuries.MORE NEWS: Wabasha County Deputies Confiscate 5 Pounds Of Meth From Man's Impounded Car
Investigation into the crashes continues.