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2010 story: Alcohol suspected in Wednesday's motorcycle crash

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper investigates a motorcycle crash Wednesday while a Red Wing fireman keeps an eye out for a medical helicopter. R-E photo by Mike Longaecker1 / 2
Mayo One personnel transport a motorcycle crash victim to the helicopter Wednesday on Highway 61. R-E photo by Mike Longaecker2 / 2

Authorities said alcohol was a factor in Wednesday's crash on Highway 61 that hospitalized a motorcyclist.

The driver of the motorcycle, Zachary Diamond, 19, was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, where he was listed in fair condition Thursday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Diamond, of Cottage Grove, Minn., was headed south on Highway 61 when his motorcycle collided with a pickup driven by Keith Schumacher, 68, Red Wing. The Schumacher vehicle was entering southbound traffic from County Road 46, according to troopers' reports.

Schumacher was not injured in the crash. He was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree DWI and taken to Goodhue County jail, where he was booked and released.