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Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 169 in Hopkins

The crash happened just after 5 p.m. Thursday.
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A motorcyclist died when he crashed in Hopkins on Thursday afternoon. 

The motorcycle wreck happened around 5:05 p.m. near the ramp to Excelsior Blvd. from southbound Highway 169 in Hopkins, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. 

The crash report explains that 41-year-old Brian W. Cooper, of Hopkins, was riding an Indian FTR motorcycle when he entered the grass near the on ramp to Excelsior Blvd., then hit the guardrail before coming to a rest on the ramp. 

Cooper was transported to HCMC where he died. The State Patrol did not say if he was wearing a helmet. 

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