Two killed in crash involving motorcycles, truck near Duluth

Updated: 2 p.m.

Two men died in a crash involving two motorcycles and a pickup truck on Thursday night just north of Duluth.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported the crash happened just after 9 p.m. on East Calvary Road, in the city of Rice Lake.

Authorities said a westbound truck driven by a 28-year-old woman collided with two eastbound motorcycles at a curve in the road.

Both motorcycle riders — identified by the sheriff’s office as 42-year-old Jacob Laurion of Rice Lake and 50-year-old Steven Koslucher of Canosia Township — died at the scene.

In an update Friday afternoon the sheriff's office said the initial investigation shows no signs of impairment or distraction by the truck driver. Authorities said it appears one of the motorcycles may have crossed the center line.

The sheriff's office reported there are "independent witnesses" to what happened.

The Minnesota State Patrol and the sheriff's office are investigating.

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