A 55-year-old Minnesota man was killed Tuesday morning when his motorcycle was struck broadside by a semitrailer truck in southwestern Minnesota.
Dale Slieter of Hardwick, Minn., was killed when the semi, northbound on Hwy. 75 in Hardwick, turned left onto 191st St. in front of Slieter's motorcycle.
The truck driver, Michael Hansen, 43, of Sioux City, Iowa, was not injured.
On Monday, two people were killed and another critically injured in east-central Minnesota when a minivan crossed into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a car.
The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. Monday on two-lane Hwy. 48 in northern Pine County, according to the State Patrol.
Killed were the van's driver, Alva Rankin, 61, of Lake Nebagamon, Wis., and Jonathan Timblin, 20, of Rice Lake, Wis., who was driving the car, according to the patrol.
A passenger in the car, Alexandria Lund, 18, of Cameron, Wis., was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth with critical injuries.
All three were wearing their seat belts.
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