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Alexandria residents Howard Ogaard, 59, and Beverly Palmer, 56, were killed in a motorcycle crash in Alexandria Saturday around 9:15 p.m. The crash happened on Fairgrounds Road, near the southeast corner of the fairgrounds. (Photo by Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

UPDATE: Motorcycle crash victims identified

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Alexandria Police Department (APD) has released the names of the two people killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Alexandria.

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The victims were Howard Ogaard, 59, and Beverly Palmer, 56, both of Alexandria.

Both were found dead at the crash scene and they were not wearing helmets, according to APD.

Ogaard was driving the 2002 Honda motorcycle and Palmer was his passenger.

The crash happened around 9:15 p.m. on Fairgrounds Road, north of Willow Drive, near the southeast corner of the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

No other vehicles were involved and the cause of the crash is under investigation, according to APD.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Alexandria Fire Department and North Ambulance also responded to the crash Saturday.

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