Kassota, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities have identified the victims of a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred in southern Minnesota earlier this week. 

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The crash happened Monday night at an intersection in the small town of Kasota, which sits across the Minnesota River from St. Peter in Le Sueur County. A man and woman on a motorcycle were killed when it and a minivan collided at the intersection. 

On Friday officials identified the motorcycle operator as 62-year-old Henry Kewatt of Mankato. The female passenger on the motorcycle has been identified as 29-year-old Danielle Alyssa Ranslow also from Mankato. 


A news release from the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office says they were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash investigation indicates they were not wearing helmets.

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 The driver of the van, identified as 74-year-old Linda Vogel, suffered what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries. The deadly crash remains under investigation, authorities say.

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