1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle crash in Douglas County

A woman died Tuesday night after a motorcycle crash in Douglas county.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, at 9:21 p.m., a caller identified as Levi Donson reported a motorcycle crash on County Road 108 Northwest just north of Brandon, Minnesota.

Donson reported he was riding his motorcycle westbound on County Road 108 with another couple when the couple crashed their motorcycle into a ditch. Donson said the motorcycle driver, Shawn Olson, was injured and was unsure if Olson’s passenger was breathing.

The sheriff’s office said Olson was airlifted from the scene by LifeLink III to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, with life-threatening injuries.

Olson’s passenger later identified as Jeanine Cheri Kirscht, 49, of Brandon, was pronounced dead at the scene, said the sheriff’s office.

The crash remains under investigation. More information is expected to be released at a later time.