A motorcyclist died Friday night in a crash in Forest Lake, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

At about 6:30 p.m., the motorcyclist was heading northbound on Hwy. 61 near 240th Street N. at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected.

The identity of the motorcyclist was expected to be released Saturday.

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