Motorcyclist who died in south Minneapolis crash was an accomplished guitarist

  • Article by: TIM HARLOW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 16, 2013 - 8:16 PM

Authorities have identified Aaron Maus as the man who died in a motorcycle crash early Thursday in south Minneapolis.

Maus, 33, of Minneapolis, had been out at concerts with friends and was believed to have been headed to another performance when he crashed at 1:20 a.m. at E. 26th Street and Bloomington Avenue S., his brother Nathan said.

He died at Hennepin County Medical Center from injuries sustained in the crash, the Hennepin County medical examiner said.

Minneapolis police are investigating to determine how the crash occurred.

Aaron Maus was an accomplished Flamenco guitarist who enjoyed the music scene. He also was passionate about motorcycles and planned to open his own shop. He signed a lease for a space just hours before the fatal crash, Nathan Maus said.

“He was the go-to guy for motorcycles in the neighborhood and would fix other people’s bikes,” his brother said. “This had grown into a passion.”

Aaron was a graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., where he majored in psychology and Spanish.

He taught Spanish at Hill-Murray High School and more recently he had worked at Tasks Unlimited helping adults suffering from persistent mental illness.

“He was a good-natured, no-BS kind of guy,” said his roommate Ilsa Burke. “He had a lot of integrity and worked to be really good at everything he did.”

 

Tim Harlow • 612-673-7768

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