Brandon Purdy, 23, dies after his motorcycle collides with car at 18th Avenue East and Fifth Street in Duluth, Minnesota

Modified Date: 
Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:46am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

One killed in Thursday night crash in Duluth's Endion neighborhood

The motorcycle rider, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the vehicle, a 63-year-old woman, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The intersection where the crash happened does not have stop signs or other types of traffic control. The crash remains under investigation; no other information was released Friday.

Victim identified in Duluth motorcycle crash

Authorities said Monday that Brandon Purdy, 23, of Duluth was riding a motorcycle west on Fifth Street at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when he collided with a vehicle driven by Nancy Jo Crane, 63, of Ely, that was traveling north on 18th Avenue East.

People Involved: 
Brandon Purdy
Nancy Jo Crane
Duluth, MN


She failed to yield to right at uncontrolled intersection. She got no tickets. She wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was not ticketed for that. She was also on her phone. No justice for a 23 year old who had a baby boy on the way.

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