Tri-County News

Motor vehicle vs. motorcycle fatality


At about 4:11 p.m. Monday, May 9, Wright County deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Co. Rd. 12 NW and Co. Rd. 37 NW in Maple Lake Township.

A 2013 Nissan Altima driven by a 16-year-old from Monticello was traveling north on Co. Rd. 12, stopped at the stop sign, and then turned west on Co. Rd. 37 in front of a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling eastbound on Co. Rd. 37 NW. The motorcycle, driven by 39-year-old William Schwandt of Kimball, struck the driver’s side of the Altima. Schwant was taken by ambulance to Buffalo Hospital by Allina Ambulance where he was pronounced deceased.

The Minnesota State Patrol and Maple Lake Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

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