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Two Die In Jackson, MN Motorcycle Accident

Jackson, Minnesota — A Davenport, Iowa couple are dead after an accident near Jackson, Minnesota.
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The Minnesota State Patrol reports that about 6:30 PM on Monday, June 22, 2015, 67-year-old Richard Hedeen of Davenport was driving a 2008 BMW motorcycle westbound on Interstate 90, about a mile east of the Highway 71 exit at Jackson. Forty-year-old Sharon Rowlet of West Des Moines was eastbound on 90 in a 2012 Honda Odyssey.

The report says that Hedeen lost control of the motorcycle, which veered over the centerline in a construction zone. The motorcycle struck the minivan, resulting in the deaths of both driver and passenger.

The Jackson Ambulance took Rowlet to Sanford Jackson Hospital. The trooper says three juvenile passengers of the minivan were also transported from the scene with no apparent injury.

Both Hedeen’s BMW motorcycle and and Rowlet’s minivan were totaled.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Fire Department and the Minnesota Department of Transportation assisted the Minnesota State Patrol at the scene.

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