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Plymouth man killed in crash that temporarily closed I-35W at I-494 Friday

The 42-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene.

A fatal crash that temporarily shut down southbound Interstate 35W at I-494 in Richfield on Friday morning involved a motorcycle and a vehicle. 

The Minnesota State Patrol crash report identified the victim in the deadly crash as 42-year-old Christopher Michael Phillips, of Plymouth. 

The report says Phillips was riding a Honda motorcycle when he collided with a "currently unknown vehicle" at the interchange of I-35W and I-494. Phillips suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

An investigation is ongoing and no further information about the other vehicle involved in the crash have been released. 

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