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Motorcyclist killed in southern Minnesota crash Thursday

Just before 1 p.m. Thursday, Rochester police and fire were called to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Circle Drive and Northern Valley Drive Northeast.

Fatal Motorcycle vs. Passenger Vehicle Crash
The Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Fire Department respond to the scene after a fatal crash between a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the intersection of East Circle Drive Northeast and Northern Valley Drive in Rochester. The driver of the motorcycle, a 16-year-old male, died in the crash, according to Rochester Police.
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ROCHESTER — One person was killed after a crash involving a motorcycle Thursday, June 23, 2022, in northeast Rochester.

Just before 1 p.m., Rochester police and fire were called to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Circle Drive and Northern Valley Drive Northeast.

A 17-year-old male motorcyclist was reportedly driving eastbound on East Circle Drive at a "high-rate of speed" when an SUV pulled out at the intersection and the two vehicles collided, according to Rochester Police Sgt. Jeff Sobczak.

The motorcyclist died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The westbound lanes of East Circle Drive were closed as emergency crews mapped the crash scene.

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