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Forum News Service, Published July 04 2013

Rice Lake Township man dead following motorcycle accident

A 24-year-old Rice Lake Township man is dead following a motorcycle accident this morning in Rice Lake Township.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the man was traveling north on Rice Lake Road on his motorcycle shortly after 11 a.m. when he attempted to pass an SUV making a left turn from the northbound lane into the Gnesen General Store.

The motorcyclist struck the SUV, causing himself and his motorcycle and the SUV to go into the ditch. The motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV received non-life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.