Motorcyclist killed after losing control, hitting oncoming SUV

The incident took place in Hollywood Township.
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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash west of the Twin Cities.

According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, a collision occurred between a motorcycle and an SUV on the 2600 block of Road 21 in Hollywood Township.

The driver of the SUV a 61-year-old woman from Silver Lake, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated by paramedics.

The driver of the motorcycle, Dean Hecksel, 49, of Mayer, Minnesota, was pronounced dead on the scene.

An investigation found Hecksel was northbound on County Road 21 when he lost control, swerved into oncoming traffic, and struck an SUV heading south.

"According to a witness, the front end of Hecksel’s motorcycle 'jiggled' when passing another motorcyclist and then lost control resulting in the crash with the vehicle," the sheriff's office said.

The incident is still under investigation. 

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