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Blaine police officer, wife killed in motorcycle crash

He was a 10-year veteran on the force, his wife was a professor.

A 10-year veteran of the Blaine Police Department and his wife were killed in a motorcycle crash in Elk River Friday night. 

Officer Steve Nanney and his wife, Susie, both 51 years old, were on their motorcycle near the 21100 block of Twin Lakes Road when they collided head-on with a pickup truck, according to the Elk River Police Department.

Nanney was off-duty at the time of the crash. 

"Officer Nanney was a dedicated servant to our Community for over ten years," Blaine PD said in a heartfelt release. "Most recently he was the School Resource Officer for the last three years at the Blaine High School, a job he loved. He was fortunate to be able to serve, mentor, and impact the youth in our Community."

Susie Nanney was an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota and dedicated part of her life to promoting healthy lifestyles for children, hunger relief efforts and school wellness. 

"Their compassion and kindness were well known in our Community," Blaine PD added. 

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"We are asking for your support for the Nanney family, as well as our family at the Blaine Police Department. This will be a time of grief in our Blaine Community but we know we will get through this with you all together."

The driver of the truck, a 17 year old from Elk River, suffered minor injuries. 

The crash is being investigated.

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