Skip to main content

Motorcyclist on fundraising ride for man killed in crash dies in head-on collision

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A motorcyclist was killed in Oakdale Saturday while on a fundraising ride for a family of a man killed in a motorcycle crash back in June.

The crash happened just after 3 p.m. Saturday on Highway 120 in Oakdale when a Ford Explorer traveling northbound overcorrected and hit two motorcycles head-on, the State Patrol's report says.

Steven Silva, 53, was driving one of the motorcycles and was seriously injured in the crash. His passenger, 49-year-old Tonia Stocking, was killed. They were not wearing helmets.

A passenger on the other motorcycle was also injured, but the injuries aren't described as life threatening. The drivers of the motorcycle and the Ford Explorer were not injured, the report notes.

The motorcyclists were part of a group of more than 170 riders who gathered to raise money for the family of Randy Thill, who was killed in a motorcycle crash back in June, the Pioneer Press reports.

"This was a difficult benefit for [Randy Thill's wife, Rhonda] to begin with," Emi Yokose of Woodbury, a co-organizer of the fundraiser, told the paper. "And now to lose a close friend is heart wrenching."

The Pioneer Press and KARE 11 wrote about the Thill family earlier this year when a group of motorcyclists returned Randy Thill's wedding ring to his wife. The ring had gone missing following the crash, and the group searched the crash site to find it.

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said 47 motorcycle riders have died on Minnesota roads so far this year, surpassing the total number of all rider fatalities in 2014.

Next Up

ambulance

Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington

Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.

Rosedale Center

Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot

Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 3.59.30 PM

Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant

The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.

abortion, planned parenthood

Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law

Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 2.12.05 PM

Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host

She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 1.16.21 PM

Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure

The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.

ShutterflyGoogle

Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility

The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.

Related