A crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck resulted in the death of the motorcycle’s driver and passenger – a Pine City couple – on Sept. 20. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at 1:08 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling east on Highway 48 east of Cloverdale when it slowed and attempted to turn north on Fleming Logging Road. 

A 1997 Chevy 1500 driven by a 17-year-old male was also traveling east on Highway 48 and struck the Harley Davidson. 

The driver and passenger of the motorcycle – Jerry Dean McDowell, 66, and Sharon Marie McDowell, 61, both of Pine City – were fatally injured in the crash. 

The driver of the Chevy 1500 was not identified due to his age, and it was not reported whether or not he was injured. 

According to the state patrol, alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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