A Brooklyn Park man was killed in a motorcycle crash July 18 while riding on Interstate 94 in Freeport, near St. Cloud.

The crash victim, John Nelson, 54, was identified by the Minnesota State Patrol.

At approximately 9:20 p.m., Nelson was riding a 2007 Yamaha JFR motorcycle traveling east on I-94 near Freeport, according to the state patrol. A 2018 Freightliner Cascadia semi truck was also traveling eastbound at the time.

Road conditions were dry at the time of the crash.

Nelson, who was wearing a helmet, came into contact with the rear of the trailer near County Road 11, crashing and coming to a rest on the median shoulder of the highway.

The Stearns County Sheriff, Stearns Fire and Rescue, the St. Augusta Fire Department, and a Life Link Helicopter unit responded to the crash, as well as the State Patrol.

– Compiled by Kevin Miller

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