Akeley motorcyclist dies in Nisswa crash

Alex Alden Nelson died when his motorcycle struck a boat towed behind a vehicle.

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NISSWA — A 26-year-old Akeley man died Saturday, Aug. 6, when his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 371 in Nisswa.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported Alex Alden Nelson was southbound on Highway 371 on his Harley Davidson motorcycle approaching Nashway Road just after 7 p.m. Sunday. George Michael Lentsch, 62 of St. Paul, was eastbound on Nashway Road attempting to cross Highway 371 when his 2007 Jeep Commander pulled out into the path of the motorcycle. Nelson collided with a boat on a trailer behind Lentsch’s Jeep.

Nelson was not wearing a helmet, according to the state patrol, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Lentsch was not injured.

The Nisswa Police Department and Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

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