A motorcyclist was killed Friday evening in a crash that closed eastbound Interstate 694 in Brooklyn Center for several hours.
The victim, a 40-year-old man from Brooklyn Park, was driving a 2009 Suzuki Sport Bike in the eastbound lane when his bike clipped the right rear of an eastbound 2013 Volkswagen Passat he was trying to pass. He lost control of the bike and crashed at Humboldt Avenue N. at 5:09 p.m.
The driver of the car, Thomas E. Ohs, 63, of White Bear Lake, was not hurt. He was wearing a seat belt and showed no sign of alcohol use, the patrol said.
Eastbound 694 was shut down through Friday evening's rush hour as first responders and investigators worked at the scene. The freeway lanes reopened about 8:30 p.m.
The victim's name will be released by the Hennepin County medical examiner.