Publish date:

Fatal crash: Motorcycle hits semi on I-94 in Stearns County

The crash happened around 9:18 p.m. Sunday.
Author:

The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a semi in central Minnesota. 

According to a crash report, the deadly collision happened around 9:18 p.m. Sunday on eastbound Interstate 94 at County Road 11 near Freeport, Stearns County. 

The patrol says a 54-year-old Brooklyn Park man was driving a Yamaha motorcycle and "came into contact with the rear" of the semi. The contact resulted in a crash, with the motorcycle coming to a rest on the median shoulder of the freeway. 

The identity of the Brooklyn Park man is expected to be released Monday afternoon. 

No one else was injured in the crash. 

The state's department of traffic safety has recorded 226 deaths on Minnesota roads this year, which is well ahead of last year's pace when 168 people had died at the same point. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-10-22 at 11.33.57 AM

Woman arrested after shots were fired into hotel room door in Albert Lea

The suspect was caught within minutes of fleeing the scene.

coronavirus, covid-19

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, October 22

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped four days in a row, but capacity remains tight.

Michael Edmund Richmond

Charges: MN man recorded himself sexually assaulting toddler

The 33-year-old man is facing decades in prison if convicted.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Minneapolis cop charged in crash that killed innocent man during pursuit

Charges say he was traveling nearly 90 mph when he slammed into an innocent man's vehicle.

Case Keenum

Matthew Coller: Case vs Teddy is a reminder of Vikings’ 2018 decision

Matthew Coller's work can be found daily at Purple Insider.

snow in May

It's here! Minnesota sees its first snow flurries of the season

Also, watch out for water spouts on Lake Superior.

Wikimedia Commons - COVID vaccine, pfizer, shot - Martin G

Pfizer to seek emergency use authorization to vaccinate kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer says clinical trials have revealed positive results.

champlin car prowlers

Police remind people to lock car doors after prowlers spotted on camera

These thieves checked the car doors, which were all locked, and were gone within a minute.

Screen Shot 2021-10-21 at 5.14.36 PM

Mayor Carter announces COVID vaccine mandate for St. Paul city workers

It comes after Minneapolis announced the requirement for vaccines or regular testing for city workers in September.

Related

ambulance

Man, 27, killed in Anoka County motorcycle crash

The crash happened just after 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.

ambulance

Truck driver dies in rollover crash on I-94 in Wright County

The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

ambulance

Crash in east-central Minnesota leaves motorcyclist dead

The crash was reported around 9 p.m. Sunday.

ambulance

Man, 25, killed in motorcycle crash in Goodhue County

The collision happened on Hwy. 52 on Sunday.

Truck driver dies in crash on Interstate 94 in Stearns County

The crash happened near Melrose around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

ambulance

Fatal crash involving motorcyclist on I-94 near Fergus Falls

Few details have been released about the crash.