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Two killed in motorcycle crash

Two people from Apple Valley, Minn., were killed Wednesday afternoon when the motorcycle they were riding on was struck by a car, Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reported.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of County roads 9 and 1 in Leon Township at about 2:30 p.m. Michael Forte, 57, was driving the cycle westbound on County Road 9. Kevin Kohn, 46, Kenyon was northbound on County Road 1 and had stopped at the stop sign and proceeded into the intersection without seeing the motorcycle. Forte and his passenger Jilleen Comstock, 43, were ejected from the motorcycle.

The empty motorcycle and Kohn's passenger car then struck a dump truck driven by Allen Hernke, 76, rural Cannon Falls that had been stopped at the intersection. Kohn and Hernke were not injured. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Wanamingo First Responders, Cannon Falls Ambulance and North Air assisted at the scene. The Minnesota State Patrol will be doing an accident reconstruction. 

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