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6/27/2013 2:16:00 PM
Motorcycle crash kills two at 9 & 1

Two people on a motorcycle died after a collision with a car at the intersection of Goodhue County Roads 9 and 1 in Leon Township south of Cannon Falls.

The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office received a report of a car versus motorcycle accident on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 2:32 p.m.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a motorcycle driven by Michael Forte, 57, Rosemount, with passenger Jilleen Comstock, 43, Apple Valley, was westbound on County Road 9 when it was struck by a passenger car driven by Kevin Kohn, 46, Kenyon.

Kohn was northbound on County Road 1, had stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded through the intersection, not seeing the motorcycle.

Forte and Comstock were thrown from the motorcycle and were not wearing helmets. The empty motorcycle and passenger car then struck a dump truck driven by Allen Hernke, 76, rural Cannon Falls, that was stopped southbound on County Road 1 at the intersection.

Forte and Comstock were pronounced dead at the scene. Kohn and Hernke were not injured. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Wanamingo First Responders, Cannon Falls Ambulance, and North Air responded to the scene. The Minnesota State Patrol will be reconstructing the accident.

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