Long Prairie man involved in fatal motorcycle crash in Stearns County
A fatal crash involving a Long Prairie man happened on Sunday, May 21.
According to Minnesota’s State Patrol, Thomas Leonard Groby, age 60, Long Prairie, was traveling westbound in a 2004 Buick LeSabre on Highway 55 while a 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring bike was heading eastbound.
The two vehicles collided just before 1:28 p.m. when officers were called to the scene.
The motorcycle had a driver and passenger, both from Mora. The motorcyclist, a 53-year-old male, was killed. The condition of the passenger, a 49-year-old female, is unknown.
The crash happened near mile marker 107 on Highway 55 in Paynesville Township of Stearns County, Sunday afternoon.
A Life Link helicopter was dispatched to the scene along with the Paynesville Fire Department, Paynesville Police Department, Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, and CentraCare EMS.
The driver of the LeSabre suffered no injuries during the incident. Groby was wearing a seatbelt, and his airbag was deployed. Alcohol is not believed to have played a factor in the crash.