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Identity released of 16-year-old killed in car vs. motorcycle crash on East Circle Drive

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 1:50 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 8:59 AM CDT
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UPDATE: Rochester Police Department (RPD) is clarifying the age of the male juvenile that was killed Thursday after a crash involving a motorcycle and a car.

According to RPD, the boy driving the motorcycle was 16 years old and has been identified as Jack O’Neil.

The driver of the car was a 47-year-old male who was not injured.

There was not a passenger in the car, which was previously reported.

UPDATE: The westbound lanes of traffic on East Circle Drive NE have reopened.

UPDATE: Rochester Police Department (RPD) is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 12:54 p.m. Thursday.

According to RPD, it happened at the intersection of East Circle Drive NE and Northern Valley Place NE.

The crash involved a motorcycle and car.

The driver of the motorcycle, a juvenile male, died at the scene. Doctors who passed by the scene stopped and performed life-saving measures on the juvenile before authorities arrived but they were unsuccessful.

Officials say the juvenile had a helmet on at the time of the crash but it came off after impact.

The driver and passenger of the car were not injured.

The Forensic Mapping Unit is working to determine what happened.

It was reported by witnesses that the motorcyclist was driving eastbound at a high-rate of speed when the crash happened.

Westbound traffic on East Circle Drive NE is being re-routed onto the service drive.

Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, RPD, Rochester Fire Department all responded to the scene.

This is a developing story.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester police are working a crash scene on E. Circle Drive near Northern Valley Drive.

Right now, westbound lanes of E. Circle Drive are closed. Drivers should avoid the area if possible. Rochester police and fire crews are on scene. Officers on scene said a motorcycle was involved. A smaller SUV on scene also has damage.

KTTC has reached out to Rochester police for more information.

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