Update: Austin motorcyclist identified in fatal Blooming Prairie crash

Published 5:19 pm Thursday, June 20, 2024

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The Austin man killed in a two-vehicle crash in Blooming Prairie Thursday morning has been identified.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 57-year-old Darren Samuel Thomas, was killed when the Honda motorcycle he was riding collided with a Saturn L300 driven by Mya Anne Gaul, 21, of Montgomery, Minnesota a little before noon Thursday.

Both vehicles were traveling northbound on Highway 218 when the collision occurred at the intersection with Highway 30. 

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Nobody in the car was injured, which included two other passengers.

The Blooming Prairie Police Department, Blooming Prairie Fire Department and Blooming Prairie Ambulance responded.