2 Harley riders killed after car turns in front of them

A third rider and passenger were seriously injured.

Two motorcyclists were killed and two more were injured in a collision with a car in central Minnesota on Saturday.

The crash happened on Hwy. 23 in Roseville Township, near Paynesville, Saturday morning, when a westbound Chevy Monte Carlo tried to turn left onto 160th Street NE.

But the Chevy, driven by a 21-year-old woman from Bricelyn, turned directly into the path of an oncoming group of Harley Davidsons.

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Two of the motorcycles struck the Chevy, killing both riders, while the third motorcycle lay down in the road to avoid a collision – with the driver and passenger on this bike seriously injured in the crash.

The identities of the victims haven't yet been released. The Minnesota State Patrol says they are a 42-year-old man from and a 44-year-old woman, both from St. Cloud.

On the third bike was a 61-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, both from Sauk Rapids. One of the two was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital for further treatment having initially been taken to Paynesville Hospital.

The State Patrol hasn't said whether the motorcyclists were wearing helmets or not. More details about the crash are expected to be released on Sunday.

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