Authorities have identified the moped rider who died in a collision with an SUV in north Minneapolis.
Patrick K. Schichel, 43, of Minneapolis, was riding the moped at N. 41st and Girard avenues last Thursday when he collided with the much larger vehicle, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday.
Schichel, who lived close to where the crash occurred, died before dawn the next day at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale.
Schichel saw the SUV approaching as he left an alley on his moped and "laid it down," police spokesman John Elder said. Schichel ended up sliding under the SUV and suffering fatal injuries.
Elder said there is no indication that the driver of the SUV was impaired by drugs or alcohol. He said the driver had little or no chance to avoid the moped.