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Twin Cities Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash


On Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 9:23am, emergency personnel were dispatched to a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on STH 35 near Anderson Rd in the town of Summit.

Witnesses reported seeing the southbound motorcycle leave the pavement and lose control on the gravel shoulder.  The bike tumbled and slid across the road with the operator.

The operator was identified as David Benassi, 68, of Vadnais Heights, MN.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The incident is under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office.