A driver crossing Hwy. 61 in Goodhue County on Wednesday night struck a motorcyclist and killed one of its riders, the State Patrol said.
According to the patrol, the crash occurred at 8:23 p.m. near Miesville when a motorist driving south on Hwy. 316 struck a 2016 Harley-Davidson heading west on Hwy. 61. The motorist was then hit by another vehicle.
A passenger on the motorcycle, Patricia Ann Otte, 74, of Randolph, died at the scene. Thomas Lynn Otte, 63, also of Randolph, who was driving the motorcycle, was taken to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester with life-threatening injuries. Neither was wearing a helmet, the patrol said.
The driver of the car, Heather Marie Miller-Nellermoe, 44, of Hastings, was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale with critical injuries. A passenger in her car, Aaron John Schultz, 45, of Hastings, was not seriously hurt.
The occupants of the third vehicle involved, Terry Lloyd Twedt and Barbara Pearl Twedt, both of Maricopa, Ariz., were unhurt. They were wearing seat belts, the patrol said.