Motorcyclist crashes in state claim 26 lives this year
ST. PAUL -- The number of preliminary Minnesota motorcyclist fatalities hit 26 following a deadly July when seven riders were killed, tied with May for deadliest month of the year for riders. This year's rider deaths are slightly up compared to the 23 at this time last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Motorcycle Safety Center (MMSC).
To-date in 2012, 191 people have been killed in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads of which 14 percent are riders.
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