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Motorcycle crash victim found by homeowner, passerby

TOWN OF HARTLAND -- A Minnesota man ejected from a motorcycle was found by a homeowner and passerby on Saturday in the town of Hartland.

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the single-motorcycle crash at 4:21 p.m. Sept. 1 on 620th Street near 290th Avenue.

The investigation determined a southbound Suzuki motorcycle, operated by 49-year-old Nathan Smith of Minneapolis, had overturned on the roadway where the pavement transitioned to gravel. He was ejected and found minutes later by a homeowner and passerby.

Ground ambulance transported Smith to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with undisclosed injuries. He was wearing full protective riding gear at the time of the crash.

Ellsworth Area Ambulance, Fire and paramedics assisted at the scene.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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