Update 7-20-22 12:54 p.m. The State Patrol crash report identified the motorcyclist as 47-year-old William Barfknecht. The report indicates he was not wearing a helmet and it’s unknown if alcohol was a factor in causing the crash.

Previous version: Lonsdale, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Burnsville man is the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Rice County.

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The deadly crash happened on Hwy. 21 in Erin Township west of Faribault around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. The State Patrol crash report says the 47-year-old man was traveling south on Hwy. 21 at 135th St. when his motorcycle went off the road and into the ditch.

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Troopers plan to release more information later today. The Rice County Sheriff's Office and Lonsdale Fire Department also responded to the crash. 

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