One person was killed and another seriously injured Saturday when a car collided with two motorcycles on Hwy. 120 in Washington County.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1995 Ford Explorer was traveling north on Hwy. 120 at 45th Street N. in Oakdale when it hit two motorcycles head-on.
One motorcycle passenger, whose name was not released Saturday evening, was killed. The driver of that motorcycle, 53-year-old Steven J. Silva, was seriously injured.
A third person, 46-year-old Frank M. Turchin, was driving the second motorcyle and had no apparent injuries. His passenger and wife, 52-year-old Karla M. Turchin, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
None of the three whose names have been released were wearing helmets.
The driver of the Ford Explorer, 22-year-old Micaah Rostron, appeared uninjured. No alcohol was detected.
Motorcycle fatalities have skyrocketed in Minnesota this year. As of Sept. 1, the 2015 year-to-date tally had surpassed the total number of fatalities in 2014, according to the Associated Press.