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Minn. woman killed in Pierce County motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash Sunday in rural Prescott left a 48-year-old Twin Cities woman dead.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office identified the deceased as Ramsey, Minn., resident Kelly Jo Imsande.

According to a news release, deputies were called at 4:58 p.m. Sept. 2 to Highway 35 near 1240th Street in the town of Oak Grove for a single motorcycle crash. Investigation revealed Imsande was northbound on Highway 35 when she lost control of her 2016 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King, crashed into a guardrail and was thrown from the bike.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pierce County medical examiner.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by police and firefighters from Prescott and River Falls Area Ambulance.

The crash remains under investigation.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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