Two motorcycles were involved in a crash Saturday evening on Swift County Road 15 about one half mile north of Swift County Road 20, with one fatality as a result, according to a press release from the Swift County Sheriff’s Office.
A 2001 Honda motorcycle and a 2002 Harley Davidson Motorcycle were southbound on Swift County Road 15. A doe and two fawns crossed the road and the 2001 Honda motorcycle struck the doe and went into the west ditch. The 2001 Harley Davidson tipped on its side avoiding the other motorcycle and the deer.
The driver and passenger of the 2001 Honda and the driver of the 2002 Harley Davidson were transported to the Swift County-Benson Hospital. The passenger of the 2001 Honda, 64 year old Doreen Touhey of Benson was later pronounced dead at the Swift County-Benson Hospital. Other motorcyclists involved in the accident were Sylvia Bartells, 64 of Clitheral, Kenneth Bartells 64 also of Clitheral and Michael Touhey 64 of Benson. These parties were treated and released. The Swift County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Benson Police Department, MN State Patrol, Benson Ambulance, Danvers First Responders, Danvers Fire Department, Stevens County Ambulance and Life Link.