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Brooklyn Center man, 69, seriously injured in motorcycle crash Tuesday evening near Olivia

According to a crash report, David Gene Lewis, 69, of Brooklyn Center, was driving a 2017 Harley-Davidson FXSB eastbound on Renville County Road 4 when it collided with a 2003 GMC Savana heading southbound on U.S. Highway 71 in Henryville Township. Lewis was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with life-threatening injuries.

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Motorcycle accident

OLIVIA — A 69-year-old man was seriously injured Tuesday evening after his motorcycle collided with a van in Renville County , according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

According to the crash report, David Gene Lewis, of Brooklyn Center, was driving a 2017 Harley-Davidson FXSB eastbound on County Road 4 when it collided with a 2003 GMC Savana heading southbound on U.S. Highway 71 in Henryville Township south of Olivia.

Lewis was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

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The driver of the GMC Savana, Toni Jo Starr Brothers, 23, and her passenger, Joanne Carlath Kitto, 66, both of Redwood Falls, had no injuries listed on the crash report. Both were wearing their seat belts and the airbag did not deploy.

Alcohol was not involved and road conditions were dry, according to the State Patrol.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office, Olivia Ambulance and Fire Department and North Memorial Aircare also responded to the incident reported at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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