Three More Fatal Motorcycle Wrecks in Minnesota
Undated (KROC AM News) - There were at least three more fatal motorcycle wrecks in Minnesota over the weekend.
One happened in rural Freeborn County Sunday night and claimed the life of a Glenville area woman. The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office says the motorcycle was driven by 31 year old Jacob Garrison. He was driving about a mile south of Hayward just before 10 p.m. when a deer suddenly ran in front of him and he had no time to stop or swerve. Garrison and his fiancee - 33 year old Elizabeth Zwinger - were thrown from the bike.They were not wearing helmets and Zwinger suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Garrison was taken to St. Mary’s for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.The Sheriff’s Office says it appears speed and alcohol were not factors in the deadly wreck.
A Robbinsdale man was fatally injured Sunday afternoon when a car pulled in front of him in rural Isanti County, north of the Twin Cities. The State Patrol says the motorcycle was driven by 70 year old Dexter Olson, who later died at a Minneapolis hospital. A passenger - 64 year old John Syrovatka of Minneapolis - was seriously injured.
The other deadly wreck happened in Lakeville early Saturday. A Lakeville man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with another vehicle early Saturday in the Twin Cities suburb. The victim was identified as 29 year old Jacob Lindholm.
Two area motorcyclists were hurt in separate wrecks that happened about the same time Sunday. 58 year old Keith Bakken of Owatonna was driving on Highway 30 near Chatfield around 4:30 p.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. He was taken to St. Mary’s for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A few minutes after that wreck, 68 year old Patricia Gelao of Zumbro Falls was exiting Highway 52 to Marion Road south of Rochester when she lost control of her bike and crashed. She also suffered non-life threatening injuries.