Minnesota’s First Fatal Motorcycle Crash of 2017

The Redwood County Sheriff's Office says 60-year-old Gregory Werner was negotiating a curve in Sanborn on Sunday night when he crashed into the ditch.

REDWOOD COUNTY, Minn. — Minnesota has already recorded its first motorcycle fatality of the year.

The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office says 60-year-old Gregory Werner was negotiating a curve in Sanborn on Sunday night when he crashed into the ditch.

Werner was not wearing a helmet.

It has not yet been determined if alcohol was a factor, pending the outcome of toxicology tests.

It is the second earliest motorcycle fatality ever in Minnesota.

The earliest death happened on February 23, 2002.

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