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Two killed in dirt-bike collision in Nemadji State Forest

NICKERSON, Minn. - Two men died after their dirt bikes collided on a road in Nemadji State Forest, officials said.

Edward Bebeau of Dayton and Jason Pouty of Elk River died in the accident just before midnight Sunday, according to Pine County Chief Deputy Mike Ovick. Both men were dead when officers arrived at the scene on South Forest Road.

Blood tests were taken as part of an autopsy conducted in Ramsey County.

Nemadji State Forest is south of Duluth on the Wisconsin border.

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