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South Dakota man dies after motorcycle crash in Meeker County

LITCHFIELD – A South Dakota man died of his injuries Saturday evening after a motorcycle accident on Highway 22 north of Litchfield.

Leslie Lemke, 57, of Watertown, South Dakota, was traveling south on Highway 22 when his motorcycle went off the road to the right, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. In the ditch, the motorcycle hit a driveway approach, and Lemke was thrown off.

Lemke was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital and later died of his injuries.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Eden Valley Police Department also responded to the scene.

Linda Vanderwerf

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