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Motorcyclist killed in Vasa-area crash

A 24-year-old Cottage Grove, Minn., man was killed Friday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at Highway 19 and County Road 7 near Vasa.

Authorities have not yet identified the man, who was wearing a helmet, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The driver of the vehicle, Eric Lindblom, 36, of Red Wing, received minor injuries and was taken to Cannon Falls Hospital, authorities said. Red Wing resident Molly Larson, 23, was a passenger in Lindblom's vehicle and was not injured, according to the State Patrol.

Authorities said the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Highway 19 and Lindblom northbound on County Road 7 when they collided. The motorcyclist's name was being withheld pending family notification.

Alcohol was not detected in either driver, troopers said.