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Ham Lake, MN (KROC AM News) - It appears speed and careless driving were factors in a deadly crash involving a motorcycle north of the Twin Cities metro on Thursday.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says the crash involved a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. It happened around 5:30 pm in Ham Lake.



The sheriff’s office says preliminary information indicates the man driving the motorcycle was traveling “at a high rate of speed when he attempted to pass traffic by driving in the right turn lane.”

The motorcycle then collided with a vehicle as it was turning in front of him.

The driver was thrown to the roadway and died at the scene. The woman driving the vehicle and a female passenger sustained minor injuries.

No names had been released as of Friday morning.


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