3 killed in motorcycle crashes over weekend

Published 10:17 am Tuesday, September 8, 2015

ST. PAUL — Authorities say three people have died in motorcycle crashes in Minnesota over Labor Day weekend.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 29-year-old Adam Michalski of Clearwater died Monday after an SUV collided with his motorcycle north of Garrison. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports a 66-year-old SUV passenger was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries, while the vehicle’s driver and four children had injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

The Star Tribune reports a motorcycle passenger was killed in a crash Saturday in Oakdale. The State Patrol says a motorcycle driver died Sunday after hitting construction equipment in a closed-off construction zone in Washington County.

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The state Department of Public Safety said late last month that the number of motorcycle fatalities this year had surpassed the total for all of 2014 in Minnesota.