State Patrol: Motorcyclist killed in crash caused by driver cutting across multiple lanes

The crash happened in Brooklyn Center on Sunday afternoon.
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A Hastings man was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle while trying to avoid other vehicles in Brooklyn Center on Sunday afternoon. 

The State Patrol says 43-year-old Jeremy Joseph Hackbarth was riding a Harley Davidson westbound on Interstate 694 near the split to southbound Highway 100 when an "unidentified vehicle slowed and cut across traffic from the right lane of I-694 to the right lane of Hwy. 100." 

The motorist's last-second move across multiple lanes of traffic caused "a series of vehicles, including a large semi to move to farther left lanes to avoid a collision," the crash report says. 

Hackbarth tried to avoid colliding with those vehicles and lost control of his motorcycle, causing him to be thrown from the bike and suffer fatal injuries. 

He was not wearing a helmet, according to the State Patrol. 

No further information about the unidentified vehicle has been released. 

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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