BENSON - The Swift County Sheriff's Office released the names Monday afternoon of all four individuals involved in the weekend crash of two motorcycles that resulted in the death of one of the passengers. Both bikes crashed when a doe and fawn crossed the highway.
Doreen Touhey, 64, of Benson died at the Swift County-Benson Hospital following the accident Saturday evening on Swift County Road 15, approximately half a mile north of Swift County Road 20. The crash was reported to the Swift County Sheriff's Office shortly before 7:30 p.m.
Touhey was a passenger on a 2001 Honda, driven by Michael Touhey, 64, of Benson that struck a deer and went into the west ditch. Michael Touhey was treated at the Swift County-Benson Hospital and released.
A second motorcycle, a 2002 Harley Davidson, tipped onto its side to avoid colliding with the other motorcycle and the deer. The driver and passenger were identified as Kenneth Bartells, 64, of Clitherall, and Sylvia Bartells, 64, of Clitherall. Both were treated for injuries at the Swift County-Benson Hospital and released.
The Swift County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Benson Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Benson Ambulance, Danvers First Responders, Danvers Fire Department, Stevens County Ambulance and Life Link.