Driver Killed Sunday is Minnesota's 1st Motorcycle Fatality in 2017

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March 07, 2017 12:25 PM

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said a motorcycle crash that killed a 60-year-old Sanborn man Sunday night was the state's first fatal motorcycle crash of 2017.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Central Street in Sanborn. The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office identified Gregory Werner as the driver of the 1990 Harley Davidson involved in the crash. He was transported to the Springfield Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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A report issued by the Department of Public Safety said Werner crashed into the ditch while attempting to navigate a curve.

The department said the crash is the second-earliest fatal motorcycle crash in state history. The earliest motorcycle fatality in Minnesota occurred on Feb. 23, 2002. The first fatal motorcycle crash last year occurred on March 7.


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