Jeffrey Scott Stirewalt, 48, is the East Gull Lake man who died Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, after the motorcycle he was driving and a pickup truck collided on County State Aid Highway 11 in Pequot Lakes, the Pequot Lakes Police Department reported Monday afternoon, Sept. 10, in a news release.
Pequot Lakes police responded to the crash at 3:44 p.m. in the 5600 block of CSAH 11 in Pequot Lakes. According to the news release, the crash occurred when a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Thomas Roy Jacobson, 69, Pine River, was traveling eastbound and made a left turn in front of Stirewalt's oncoming 2018 Ducati motorcycle.
Stirewalt was pronounced dead at the scene.
Responding agencies included Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point police departments, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Pequot Lakes Fire Department and North Memorial Ambulance Service. The Pequot Lakes Police Department is investigating the fatal crash with the assistance of the Minnesota State Patrol.
Kristianna DeVore, Breezy Point, shared the following on Facebook and agreed to a request to publish it: "The man driving honestly just didn't see him, he is heart broken. He wasn't on his phone. He was turning and just didn't see him. I was there. I gave CPR to the man on the motorcycle. I took off his helmet. I know people are so quick to assume that the driver must have been on his phone, but he wasn't. Pray for the family of the deceased man, and pray for the man who hit him today. To say he is devastated is an understatement. To the victim's family, I'm so sorry I wasn't able to save him. I promise I tried. Many prayers for your family."