Driver, passenger injured in motorcycle crash

Driver was airlifted from scene.


A 38-year-old Alexandria man and his 13-year-old passenger were injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, around 4:40 p.m., June 21, Lance Schoultz was traveling on County Road 61 in Ida Township when he entered an S curve and lost control of his motorcycle. He entered the ditch and his 13-year-old passenger was thrown clear of the motorcycle. Schoultz was pinned underneath, according to the report.

Schoultz suffered a leg injury and concussion and was airlifted by LifeLink III helicopter to the St. Cloud Hospital, according to the sheriff's office. His passenger was transported by private vehicle to Alomere Health for minor injuries.

According to the sheriff's office, speed was a factor in the crash and both Schoultz and his passenger were wearing helmets.

Assisting the Douglas County Sheriff's Office were the Minnesota State Patrol, Garfield First Responders, North Memorial Ambulance and LifeLink III.

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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