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Updated: Fatal Motorcycle Crash, Name Released

Posted at: 07/04/2013 1:14 PM
Updated at: 07/05/2013 9:05 PM



Emergency crews in the rural Duluth area rushed to the scene of a motorcycle crash on Thursday morning.

It happened around 11am, near the Gnesen General Store off Rice Lake Road.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says Benjamin Scott Jones of Rice Lake Township was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say Jones was wearing a helmet.
 
They said he was traveling north on Rice Lake Road, and attempted to pass an SUV which was making a left turn into the store.

The authorities said the motorcyclist struck the SUV, causing the bike, the victim, and the SUV to go into the ditch.

The driver of the SUV had non-life threatening injuries.