ELLSWORTH - A motorcyclist has died and two people were injured Wednesday afternoon when car traveling on U.S. 63 in Pierce County crossed the center line and collided with the cycle.
Dennis Manning, 65, Pine Island, Minn., died Wednesday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul following the crash, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
Casandra C. Smith, 209, of Red Wing, Minn., was driving southbound on U.S. 63 just south of Highway K when her Kia Sorrento crossed the center line and struck a motorcycle driven by Manning.
Manning was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul by air ambulance, where he died.
Motorcycle passenger Stephanie L. Foster, 38, Rochester, Minn., was taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital and then by air ambulance to Regions Hospital. Smith was taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital.
No reports on Foster or Smith are available.
The accident remains under investigation.