Motorcyclist Dies in Isanti County Crash

Motorcyclist Dies in Isanti County Crash Photo: KSTP

July 10, 2017 12:38 PM

A report of an overdue motorcyclist led to the discovery of a fatal crash Sunday in Isanti County.

The Isanti County Sheriff's Department reports that 47-year-old Paul Allan Johnston of Stanchfield was pronounced dead at the scene when deputies arrived at the intersection of 385th Avenue Northwest and Lily Street Northwest in Maple Ridge Township.

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The release states preliminary investigation indicates the motorcycle was traveling east on 385th Avenue Northwest when it struck a road sign after failing to negotiate a curve.

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The matter remains under investigation and an autopsy will be performed.

The release said the department received a phone call reporting an overdue motorcyclist late Sunday morning. A request for a cell phone ping led deputies to the location of the crash.

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