UPDATE: One dead in crash involving motorcycle and semi

Deadly crash shuts down part of Highway 42 near Eyota
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 8:04 PM CDT|Updated: May. 14, 2022 at 7:49 PM CDT
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UPDATE - Minnesota State Patrol released the names of the victims of Thursday’s crash Saturday afternoon.

49-year-old Bret Christopherson was killed in the crash. Passenger on the motorcycle, 48-year-old Lori Danielson was taken to St. Mary’s with life threatening injuries.


EYOTA, Minnesota -- UPDATE (12:22 a.m.): One person was killed in a crash near Eyota.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, both a semi and motorcycle were going north on Highway 42 near 19th Street SE when they collided.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as a 49-year-old man from Rochester. The passenger on the motorcycle, a 48-year-old woman from Rochester, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Mayo Clinic Saint Marys.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

The state patrol is expected to release more information Saturday at noon.

See map below for crash location.

Troopers respond to crash near Eyota
Troopers respond to crash near Eyota(KTTC)
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