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Associated Press, Published July 15 2010

Minnesota man dies in Yellowstone motorcyle crash

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A motorcyclist from Minnesota was killed when he crashed head-on with a motor home at Yellowstone National Park.

Park officials say 42-year-old Dale Payne, Jr., of Burtrum, Minn., was killed instantly Wednesday afternoon when his Harley-Davidson crossed the centerline and hit the oncoming vehicle.

A young girl riding in a sidecar on Payne's motorcycle was thrown from the vehicle and suffered injuries. The park didn't release her name. The girl was in stable condition at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The girl was wearing a helmet, but investigators have not yet determined whether Payne was wearing a helmet found at the scene.

Wednesday's death marked the second fatal motorcycle accident at Yellowstone this summer.

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