Deadly Motorcycle Crash Near Faribault (Update)
Update 7-20-22 12:54 p.m. The State Patrol crash report identified the motorcyclist as 47-year-old William Barfknecht. The report indicates he was not wearing a helmet and it’s unknown if alcohol was a factor in causing the crash.
Previous version: Lonsdale, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Burnsville man is the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Rice County.
The deadly crash happened on Hwy. 21 in Erin Township west of Faribault around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. The State Patrol crash report says the 47-year-old man was traveling south on Hwy. 21 at 135th St. when his motorcycle went off the road and into the ditch.
Troopers plan to release more information later today. The Rice County Sheriff's Office and Lonsdale Fire Department also responded to the crash.