Minnesota Patrol: 3 motorcyclists die in 3 crashes

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says three motorcyclists have died in separate crashes within 10 hours of each other.

The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/1v5mAct ) the patrol says two motorcyclists died in crashes Monday and one died Sunday night. State Department of Public Safety records show the 28 deaths so far this year are fewer than 41 at the same time last year.

It says a 58-year-old man from Paynesville was killed Monday after crashing into an SUV east of Milan in west-central Minnesota. The 24-year-old SUV driver wasn’t hurt.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says a 37-year-old motorcyclist from Fridley died after hitting a traffic signal pole near a highway Monday.

The patrol says a 50-year-old from Ellendale crashed on a highway in southern Minnesota after crossing over the opposite lane.

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