Motorcyclist dies in Meeker County

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – A motorcyclist from South Dakota died after a crash in Harvey Township (north of Litchfield) Saturday evening, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

Leslie Melvin Lemke, 57, of Watertown, SD was driving a 2015 Harley Davidson FLHX south on Highway 22 shortly before 9:30 p.m. when his motorcycle went off the road to the right, according to the state patrol. The motorcycle then hit a driveway approach, throwing Lemke from the bike. He was not wearing a helmet.

Lemke was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital, where he died from injuries sustained in the crash, the state patrol reported.

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