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Motorcyclist dies in west-central Minnesota crash

A 49-year-old Benson man was northbound Thursday on Minnesota Highway 29 when his motorcycle left the road and entered the ditch.

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BENSON, Minn. — A Benson man died when he lost control of his motorcycle on Minnesota Highway 29 south of Benson around 8:19 p.m. Thursday.

Michael Allen Fifield, 49, was identified by the Minnesota State Patrol as the victim.

He was driving a 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Highway 29 at 60th Street Southeast in Cashel Township of Swift County when he lost control and entered the ditch, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Alcohol was not a factor, and he was not wearing a helmet, according to the report.

The crash remains under investigation. The accident report lists the weather conditions at the time of the accident as severe wind and rain.

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