Brooklyn Center crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Editor’s Note: The Minnesota State Patrol updated its incident report early Monday morning to include details regarding an attempt to pull over the motorcyclist. Those details have now been added to this article.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a man is dead following a crash on I-694 in Brooklyn Center Sunday evening.

According to an incident report, a 31-year-old South St. Paul man was trying to merge onto eastbound I-694 from northbound I-94 north at a high rate of speed on a motorcycle shortly after 6 p.m.

The report says the man crossed traffic, and was hit by an eastbound Mazda CX-5.

Authorities later updated the report, saying a State Patrol trooper saw the motorcyclist traveling at 107 mph, and tried to stop the driver on northbound I-94. However, troopers say the motorcyclist didn’t stop for the emergency lights and sirens, adding the driver tried to enter eastbound I-694 from northbound I-94.

The crash caused the motorcyclist to be ejected from the bike, and the roadway was closed for several hours before reopening.

Authorities identified the motorcyclist at 11 a.m. Monday as Caylin Alan James Svendahl.

Authorities say the driver of the Mazda, identified as a 52-year-old White Bear Lake woman, had injuries considered to be non-life threatening.

The State Patrol trooper wasn’t involved in the crash.