A motorcyclist killed in a crash in Maple Grove this week has been identified as a Chaska man.
According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Ryan Richard Schmiesing, 47, was killed Monday after an SUV struck his motorcycle at around 9:15 p.m.
The incident occurred on County Highway 81 at 93rd Avenue North in Maple Grove. Schmiesing died at the scene a short time later.
The cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force injuries.
According to the Star Tribune, police said Schmiesing was not wearing a helmet.
The incident remains under investigation, with police not yet revealing the circumstances that led to the crash.