1 dead after motorcycle crash in Freeborn County

(ABC 6 News) – A Rose Creek, MN man is dead after losing control of his motorcycle in Freeborn County on Monday evening.

According to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s office, Larry Kenneth Helgeson, 71, was driving a 1993 black Honda motorcycle eastbound on 145 Street approaching a curve to go south on 890 Avenue, approximately 4 miles east of Myrtle, when he lost control.

The motorcycle crossed over the westbound lane and followed the curve until the motorcycle hit the east shoulder, flipping the motorcycle and ejecting Helgeson. Speed may have been a factor.

The motorcycle came to rest in the ditch on the east side of the curve to 890 Avenue. Helgeson was found lying face up just east of the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet and sustained major head trauma.

The London First Responders were the first to the scene and confirmed the driver deceased.

The crash is stil under investigation by the Freeborn County Sheriff’s office.