SHERBURNE COUNTY (WJON News) -- Two central Minnesota men are dead after they collided on their minibikes Saturday night.

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Jake Christen of Foley and 30-year-old Derek Christen of Milaca were pronounced dead at the scene.

The two were part of a group of four bikers who were riding along County Road 3 just after 11:00 p.m. The sheriff's office says one of the men sped up and separated from the group and was followed by a second rider who also sped up and became separated from the group.

The remaining two riders who didn't speed up told authorities they saw the other two bikes collide.

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Investigators believe the first biker turned around to come back to the group and collided head-on with the 2nd rider.

Authorities say toxicology results are pending to determine whether alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.




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