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2 Cromwell residents injured in motorcycle crash

Two Cromwell residents were injured in a motorcycle crash in Aitkin County on Sunday afternoon. About 5:15 p.m., a Harley-Davidson driven by Erick Heikkila, 29, hit a Harley-Davidson driven by Shale Korpela, 21, that apparently had stalled, accor...

Two Cromwell residents were injured in a motorcycle crash in Aitkin County on Sunday afternoon.

About 5:15 p.m., a Harley-Davidson driven by Erick Heikkila, 29, hit a Harley-Davidson driven by Shale Korpela, 21, that apparently had stalled,

according to the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office.

Both men were transported by ambulance to Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Korpela subsequently was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he was listed in serious condition Monday; Heikkila was transported to St. Luke's hospital in Duluth. His condition was not immediately available.

Neither driver was wearing a helmet. Alcohol might have been a factor, according to the Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the crash.

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The crash happened on Aitkin County Road 16 about one-half mile north of Lawler.

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