Press release provided by Sergeant Shane Carroll of the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office

On July 10, at approximately 5:03 p.m., the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single motorcycle down at 325 Summit Ave. in Center City. Upon arrival of first responders, CPR was started. The driver was identified as 66-year-old Ronald C. Carlson of Franconia Township. Carlson was transported by Lakes EMS to Wyoming Fairview Hospital where he died.

Carlson struck an unoccupied parked vehicle and was wearing a helmet. No passengers were on the motorcycle and no other injuries. Drugs, alcohol or speed are not believed to be factors in this crash.

The accident is currently under investigation by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting agencies include Lakes Regions EMS and Center City Fire.

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