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Motorcyclist killed after driving through construction site, crashing in Maple Grove

He was riding down I-94 when he crashed and died.

A motorcyclist died after driving into a construction zone and crashing into a ditch. 

The Minnesota State Patrol says Norlyn Stanley Nelson, 67, of Becker, was riding westbound on Interstate 94, just west of Highway 610, in Maple Grove at 3:59 a.m. Wednesday when he crashed and died. 

Nelson "entered the construction zone, drifted left off the roadway and rolled several times," before he came to a rest in the left ditch, the State Patrol says.  

He wasn't wearing a helmet and it is unknown if alcohol was involved, the report notes. 

The crash temporarily closed a portion of I-94 early Wednesday, but it has since reopened. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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