Minnesota Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Near State Line
–A Blue Earth man was killed after his motorcycle left the road and crashed in far northern Kossuth County earlier this week.
According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, 53-year-old Chris Mielke was Northbound on County Road P30 on a 2005 Yamaha Motorcycle just after 7 PM Monday. As Mielke approached the Iowa/Minnesota border, he failed to negotiate a curve in the road and entered the right ditch.
The motorcycle followed the path of the ditch along P30 until it struck the embankment for 510th Street (state line), which caused Mielke to be ejected and the motorcycle to skid across the roadway.
Mielke was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident report states that he was not wearing a helmet at the time and that speed was a factor in the crash.