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Five people die in one day on Minnesota roads


APPLE VALLEY, Minn. -- Five people, including three motorcyclists, died on Minnesota roads Wednesday, making it one of the deadliest days this summer, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

Motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes in Apple Valley, Bloomington and near St. Cloud, authorities said.

In Apple Valley, a 21-year-old man died after the driver of a Jeep Cherokee sport-utility vehicle ran a stop sign and struck him at about 5:10 p.m., Apple Valley police said. The motorcyclist’s name has not been released.

In Bloomington, the driver of a 2011 Honda Sport motorcycle died after losing control of the bike while being pursued by Bloomington police about 10:15 p.m. , the State Patrol said. The name of the motorcyclist — a 27-year-old Prior Lake man — has not been released.

West of St Cloud, motorcyclist Greg Darrel Brown, 48, of Paynesville, Minn., was killed when he struck the side of a 2014 Chevy Equinox while making a left-hand turn near Minnesota 4 and Stearns County Road 32 about 4:30 p.m., the Patrol said.

In Carver County, 36-year-old Kelly Anna Roush of Waconia Township was killed near Waconia when, “for unknown reasons,” she crossed the lanes of traffic in her 2008 Subaru Outback and crashed through a fence in a ditch on the north side of Minnesota 5 near Carver County Road 51, the Patrol said.

In Waseca County, a semitrailer driver — 52-year-old Ryan Clark Uker of Rockford, Iowa — died after crossing over the center line and striking a Dodge Ram pickup truck along Minnesota 13, just south of Waseca, about 12:50 p.m. The pickup truck driver was taken to a Mankato hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, the Patrol said.