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UPDATE: Officials identify victims in fatal Goodhue County crash


near WANAMINGO, Minn. (KTTC) -- Officials have identified the two people killed in a motorcycle crash in Goodhue County Wednesday.

The crash happened near Wanamingo at the intersection of Goodhue County Roads 9 and 1 at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday morning, the Goodhue County sheriff's office confirmed 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 car driven by Kevin Kohn, 46, of Kenyon.

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, of rural Cannon Falls, that was stopped at the intersection.

Forte and Comstock were pronounced dead at the scene. Kohn and Hernke were not injured. Authorities said 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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