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Motorcyclist dies in collision in Otsego

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH
  • Star Tribune
  • May 27, 2014 - 8:54 PM

A car collided with a motorcycle that had the right of way at an intersection in Otsego, killing the 61-year-old motorcycle operator and injuring his passenger, authorities said Tuesday.

The crash oc­cur­red about 4:20 p.m. Fri­day at 95th Street and Ohland Avenue NE., ac­cord­ing to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

Ricky W. Anderson, of Buffalo, died the next af­ter­noon at Hennepin County Medical Center from head in­ju­ries suf­fered in the crash, the county med­i­cal ex­am­in­er’s of­fice said. He was not wearing a helmet, the Sheriff’s Office said.

His passenger, Antoinette L. Scandal, 61, of Maplewood, was hospitalized for minor injuries. She also did not have on a helmet, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Jordan Nielson, of Elk River, who turned 19 on Sunday, was driving the car south on Ohland, entered the intersection and hit the eastbound motorcycle, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Nielson was not hurt.

There are stop signs for motorists on Ohland but none for travelers on 95th, said Capt. Dan Anselment of the Sheriff’s Office.

“The motorcycle operator would have had the right of way,” Anselment said.

Paul Walsh

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