Motorcyclist dies in Hwy 65 crash; 2 more crashes hospitalize 4

Motorcyclist Kevin Baehr of Mora died in a crash with a mini van at the intersection of Highway 65 and Ninth Street on Sept. 13.

Kevin Timothy Baehr, age 40, of Mora, died Friday, Sept. 13 when his motorcycle collided with a mini van at the intersection of Highway 65 and Ninth Street at the northern edge of the Mora city limits.

The crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m., closing the highway for over an hour.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol incident report, Martha Bush, 58, of Mora was driving north on Highway 65 in a 2007 Nissan Quest mini van. As the van turned left onto Ninth Street, it collided with a southbound motorcycle.

Bush was taken to Welia Health hospital in Mora with non-life threatening injuries. Baehr’s injuries were fatal. According to the report, Baehr was not wearing a helmet.

Road conditions were reported as wet; Minnesota State Patrol, Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office and Mora Area Fire Department responded to the scene.

Motorcyclists hospitalized

On Sunday, Sept. 15, at approximately 3:13 p.m., a Harley Davidson motorcycle was southbound on Highway 65 at 145th Avenue when it lost control, went down onto the pavement and came to a stop in the northbound ditch.

Driver Brian Bertel, 46 of Osseo, and passenger Caryn Franchuk-Bertel, 57, of Osseo were taken to North Memorial hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  According to the State Patrol incident report, neither were wearing helmets.

Rollover inflicts

life-threatening injuries

On Tuesday, Sept. 17,  at approximately 8:20 a.m. a 2004 Saturn Vue was traveling east on Highway 23 at 180th Avenue when it crossed the centerline, and over corrected, causing the vehicle to go off road to the right and rolled.

The passenger, Lemiracle Equanis Funchess, 20, of Ogilvie was ejected from the vehicle and taken to North Memorial hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver was Kandee Rashaun Moran, 20, of Ogilvie. She was taken to North Memorial hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to the State Patrol incident report, neither were wearing seatbelts.

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