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Motorcyclist Dies After Colliding With Turning Vehicle In Ham Lake

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Authorities in the north metro say a motorcyclist died Thursday evening after he tried to pass a car and collided with another vehicle.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. on the 14300 block of Lexington Avenue Northeast in Ham Lake, which is roughly 25 miles north of Minneapolis.

The motorcyclist tried to pass a car by speeding into the right turn lane, but as he did so he slammed into a vehicle that was turning onto Lexington from 143rd Avenue.

The collision sent the motorcyclist airborne. He died at the scene before a medical helicopter could take him to a hospital for treatment.

Investigators say the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. His name has yet to be released.

Two people in the vehicle he struck, a woman and a girl, suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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