2nd driver in Coon Rapids crash dies
Authorities say the second driver involved in a Tuesday night crash in Coon Rapids has died from his injuries.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says emergency personnel responded to the area of Hanson Boulevard Northwest and 129th Lane at around 8:42 p.m.
Authorities said they believe a motorcycle was headed south on Hanson Boulevard at a high rate of speed when it crashed into a vehicle that was turning off 129th Lane and onto Hanson Boulevard.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 37-year-old Joseph Daniel Heim, of Ham Lake.
The sheriff’s office says the driver of the vehicle also later died at a hospital. He was identified as 40-year-old Nicholas David Wivinus, of Coon Rapids.
“The resulting loss of two lives is senselessly tragic, and we send our condolences to both of their grieving loved ones. The recent increase of crashes and fatalities occurring within Anoka County is certainly concerning, and we will continue to encourage our community to practice safe driving habits, while holding those who do not follow traffic laws accountable,” Sheriff James Stuart said in a statement.
The crash remains under investigation.