Fatal Crash Closes Highway 55 Near Watkins

Fatal Crash Closes Highway 55 Near Watkins Photo: KSTP

July 09, 2018 04:04 PM

The state patrol reports a female motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Monday afternoon on Highway 55 near Watkins.

State patrol spokesperson Lt. Tiffani Nielson said the two-vehicle crash occurred around 12:51 p.m. The other driver involved was also injured.

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The incident report identified the man as 25-year-old Matthew Edward Diwi of Ramsey. The name of the woman, identified as a 56-year-old Lakeville woman, was scheduled to be released later Monday.

Diwi was transported to St. Cloud Hospital with what were listed as non-life threatening injuries. The report indicates he was wearing a seat belt.

The report stated the woman was driving a 2016 Harley Davidson and was westbound on Highway 55 when she collided with a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup and trailer headed eastbound. 

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports the crash has closed Highway 55 between 123rd Avenue and County Road 48 near Watkins.

Drivers in that area are asked to consider using an alternate route.

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